Kate Coombs is an experienced author who specializes in picture books, novels, and books of poetry. Her collection of ocean poems, Water Sings Blue, received the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award in 2012. A former teacher, she's taught both at the K-12 level as well as the college level. Her favorite color is the blue-green that appears at the top of an ocean wave, and she always goes out of her way to step on dry leaves to hear them crunch. For more information, visit katecoombs.com.