Sy Montgomery is an award-winning author for children and adults. During her research Sy has endured being chased by an angry silverback gorilla in Zaire and bitten by a vampire bat in Costa Rica. She has worked in a pit crawling with 18,000 snakes in Manitoba and handled a wild tarantula in French Guiana. Her books with collaborator and photographer Nic Bishop have won Sibert Honors (The Tarantula Scientist, Quest for the Tree Kangaroo) and the Sibert Medal (Kakapo Rescue). Sy’s next book, Temple Grandin, is an authorized biography about the remarkable life of scientist and autism advocate, Dr. Temple Grandin.