Fred Koehler is an artist and writer whose real-life misadventures include sunken boats, shark encounters, and hurricanes (rarely at the same time). Whether freediving in the Gulf of Mexico or backpacking across the world, Fred’s sense of adventure and awe of nature overflow into his stories. He won a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Award for his illustrations for One Day, The End and has earned numerous starred reviews for his writing and artwork. Fred is passionate about encouraging artists, promoting justice, and conserving our environment. He is the founder of the Ready Chapter 1 writing community and lives in Florida with his wife, kids, and a rescue dog named Cheerio Mutt-Face McChubbybutt.