Gail Gauthier is the author of seven books for children and young adults. The most recent, A Girl, a Boy, and a Monster Cat was published in June, 2007 and will be followed by A Girl, a Boy, and Three Robbers in the summer of 2008. Her earlier books for middle grade students drew heavily on the lives of her two sons, one of whom is still a college student and the other a recent graduate. An earlier essay about her experiences as a martial arts student appeared at VerbSap. She maintains the blog Original Content and lives in Connecticut with her husband and younger son.