Nancy Blakey grew up on Bainbridge Island, WA. She spent summers in Bristol Bay, Alaska, working for her family's salmon processing business, where she became an avid outdoor enthusiast who paddles, hikes, forages, and explores the great Pacific Northwest rain or shine, believing adventure can be found outside the back door. Her latest book, The Mountains Are Calling led her to fall in love with volcanoes and waterfalls. Nancy has written five children's activity books for Ten Speed and has contributed to numerous anthologies. She is the founder of the parenting website MudPieMamas.com.