about the author

pat lessie

I grew up in an army family that moved often. We lived in Minnesota, Virginia, Kansas, California, Illinois, and Paris, France. From first grade through twelfth I attended nine different schools. I went to college in Massachusetts and studied biology. My husband and I lived in England for a while. Afterwards we moved to Indiana where I studied microbiology.

We have three children who grew up in western Massachusetts. Now there are seven grandchildren.

For a number of years I worked as a research technician in biology laboratories, often part time. When our own children were much older I decided to work with young children. I went back to school for more training. Then I found classroom assistant and teaching jobs in Vermont, Massachusetts, Florida, and Wisconsin.



big and little

Madison, Wisconsin, is our home now. Keeping us company are two adopted cats, Big and Little.