S.M.R. Saia is a mother, gardener, author, and entrepreneur, whose love of insects began in her own backyard vegetable garden. A born writer and a lifelong lover of books, her professional experience in the book world includes owning a corporate book fair business and freelancing as a self-publishing coach. She has a B.A. in English from the University of Maryland and an M.A. in Liberal Arts from St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland. For the past several years, she has worked developing Common Core aligned Language Arts Worksheets for K – 12, using creative strategies to present, teach, and provide students with an opportunity to practice grade-appropriate Language Arts concepts and skills.