Trudi Trueit imagined a career in writing ever since writing, directing, and starring in her first play in the fourth grade (she was an over-achiever). Since then, she’s worked as a TV news reporter and weather forecaster, public relations specialist, and now, a children’s author. Trudi has published 80 fiction and nonfiction books for all ages levels, from pre-k through high school, but middle grade is her favorite! She is the author of the Julep O’Toole series (Penguin) and the Secrets of a Lab Rat series (Aladdin) for middle grade readers. On the nonfiction side, Trudi has written titles on topics ranging from weather to history, inventions to self-help. Storm Chasers, Surviving Divorce, and Keeping a Journal are among her best-selling nonfiction titles. Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Trudi has a B.A. in broadcast journalism from Pacific Lutheran University. She still lives in the Seattle area with her husband, Bill, a high school photography teacher. She loves photography, painting, cats, and anything that involves cupcakes.
Join Trudi Trueit, author of National Geographic's top selling EXPLORER ACADEMY series, as she shares the inspiration behind the books, answers your questions, and reads from the new release, Book… Read More »EXPLORER ACADEMY: JOIN THE ADVENTURE (ages 8-12)