An award winning author, Robie Madison has worked as a distribution manager, information specialist, and model—which included 15 seconds of fame (if that!) in a television commercial. She is fascinated with early 20th century polar exploration, but takes every opportunity she can get to live in tropical climates. In addition to their home base, she and her family have also lived in South East Asia and South Africa. When not traveling or planning her next trip, Robie creates characters that can do the adventuring for her.