LORI ALEXANDER writes for young children and their exhausted parents. Her debut picture book, Backhoe Joe, will be followed by Famously Phoebe in Summer 2017. Lori resides in Tucson, Arizona, with her scientist husband and two book loving kids. She runs when it’s cool (rarely) and swims when it’s hot (often). She grew up in San Diego, where she earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in psychology from UCSD and SDSU, respectively.