After establishing herself as a tenured professor in English, Trinna S. Frever took a cue from the Weasley twins and flew from academia to other pursuits. She now writes fantasy novels for middle grade and young adult readers that reflect her interest in gadgets, books, and animals. She once had a job where she carried tarantulas, boa constrictors, macaw parrots, and giant Brazilian toads around elementary school classrooms for educational purposes. It’s still one of the best jobs she’s ever had. Dr. Frever grew up in Michigan and now lives in Florida, always keeping close to the water. She suspects she may be part mermaid.