Tracy L. Mikowski was born and raised in northern Michigan. She grew up with a family-owned animal park and delighted in a childhood filled with wild and domestic birds and animals. Her compassion for all living creatures became evident at a very young age. Tracy was a zookeeper for many years at Clinch Park Zoo in Traverse City, Michigan, where she lovingly cared for all the animal residents, including otters, wolves, mountain lions, bats, bears, and porcupines. Tracy now lives in Alaska with her four pugs, a king shepherd, a cat, and eight chickens. She runs the Haines Animal Rescue Kennel and has also worked as the Raptor Handler for The American Bald Eagle Foundation. Her next book FUZZY the Eagle will be released summer 2019, stay tuned!