Jenaya Copithorne has loved to read and write stories and poetry ever since she can remember. When she was seven years old, she wrote and illustrated her first book, Where is Sock?, as a present for her baby sister. Her short stories and poems have been published in provincial and national anthologies, including Overture, Cloud Carnival, and Gems of British Columbia. She is inspired by the beauty and mysteries of nature and enjoys hiking, kayaking, and spending time near the ocean. In September 2021, she will begin studying law at the University of Toronto. She hopes to build a career in environmental law, so that she can keep reading, writing, and working to protect wild spaces and creatures like Takaya.