Alison Ashley Formento is the author of three award-winning picture books, This Tree Counts!, These Bees Count!, and These Seas Count!, all with Albert Whitman and Co. These Rocks Count!, the fourth book in the “series,” will be published just in time for Earth Day, April 2014. Her debut novel for young adults, Twigs, will be published by Jacquelyn Mitchard at The Merit Press in Fall 2013. A member of the SCBWI, Alison’s freelance credits include The New York Times, The Writer Magazine, and Parenting. Her short stories have appeared in Common Ties and Sinner+Saint Press. Visit her website at alisonashleyformento.com.