M. C. Arvanitis resides in a coastal community in the Pacific Northwest. She has a degree in Early Childhood Education. She taught preschool and early elementary until her retirement. She now spends her time writing children's picture books, mid-grade fables, and young adult historical novels. Her short stories have been published in Skipping Stones Magazine, Totline Teaching Tales, and Building Blocks for Bright Beginnings ECE educational series. Ms. Arvanitis will launch the second and third books in the series Hank of Twin Rivers in 2014, along with her third fable, Pixies of the Ferns, Fernella's Magic.