• Nikki Shannon Smith is from Oakland, California, but she now lives
    in Davis, CA with her husband and two children. She has worked in
    elementary education for over twenty-five years, and writes everything from
    picture books to young adult novels. Her books include The Little Christmas
    Elf, Ann Fights for Freedom: An Underground Railroad Survival Story, Noelle at
    Sea: a Titanic Survival Story, Charlotte Spies for Justice: A Civil War Survival Story, and Treasure Hunt. When she’s not busy with
    family, work, or writing, she loves to visit the coast. The first thing she
    packs in her suitcase is always a book.