Meet the Author
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Trudi Trueit


TRUDI TRUEIT has written more than a hundred books for young readers, both fiction and nonfiction. Her love of writing began in fourth grade when she wrote, directed, and starred in her first play. She went on to become a TV news reporter and weather forecaster, but she knew her calling was in writing. Trueit is a gifted storyteller for middle-grade audiences, and her fiction novels include The Sister Solution, Stealing Popular, and the Secrets of a Lab Rat series. Her expertise in nonfiction for kids comes through in books on history, weather, wildlife, and Earth science. Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Trueit lives in Everett, Washington.


She sat down with Nat Geo Kids to spill some secrets about developing the characters, coming up with cool technology, and writing the book … as well as spilling some secrets about herself.

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Behind-the-scenes book info

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