Author and illustrator Ashley Spires grew up in Tsawwassen, British Columbia and after stints living in Toronto and Saskatoon, she now lives in Ladner, having made an educated decision to never move from B.C. again. She is the creator of the Binky The Space Cat series of junior graphic novels and the bestselling picture book The Most Magnificent Thing, soon to be an animated short film. When she isn’t drawing, Ashley is often jogging with her dog Gordon or cuddling her growing brood of cats. Ashley’s new book, Fairy Science, the first in a hilarious new picture book series, introduces a charming, determined heroine as she learns about the world and celebrates the joys of curiosity and exploring science.