Whitney Stewart knew in high school that she wanted to be a children’s book writer. During college, she worked as a researcher and an assistant children’s librarian at the Providence Athenaeum. She graduated from Brown University with a degree in children’s literature and linguistics and began publishing books a few years later. Whitney loves to travel and live in different countries where she learns languages and explores culture and cuisine. With her geneticist husband, she also explores and writes about the world of genomics that is changing modern medicine.

One of Whitney’s passions is solving mysteries. She wrote an award-winning travel series on her search to find her husband’s uncle who went missing in World War Two. She collaborated with historian and author Denis Havel on an adult book about the soldier: FELDPOST: The War Letters of Friedrich Reiner Niemann, A German Soldier on the Eastern Front.