Kim Todd won the PEN/Jerard Award for this book while it was a work in progress. Now residing in San Francisco, she holds a B.A. from Yale University and an M.F.A. and an M.S. from the University of Montana The illustrator, Claire Emery, lives in Missoula, MontanaTodd, Kim is the author of 'Tinkering with Eden :??A Natural History of Exotic Species in America (Hardcover, 2001)' with ISBN 9780393048605 and ISBN 0393048608.