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Eleanor Peterson

Author, Spork

Jurassic Rat

Born and raised in Ottawa, Canada, Eleanor played in swamps and ran after wild animals. That passion melded into writing about nature and wildlife. Although she dreamed of becoming a veterinarian, destiny turned her world around. She moved to Italy, where she earned a BS in Environmental Sciences and Territorial Management. Eleanor lives in Italy with her husband and six cats and still chases after animals.  You can find her cutting steel bars in her family-run machine shop when she's not writing or doodling. She is a member of SCBWI, 12x12, and a Children's Book Academy graduate.

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