Kristin Butcher published her first novel in 1995 and became hooked on the idea of writing for a living. Somewhere along the way she gave up a teaching job to devote herself to full-time writing. With the publication of The Last Superhero, she will have produced fourteen books for children.

Kristin, who currently lives in Campbell River, British Columbia, with her family, has travelled extensively across Canada, where the differences in landscape, climate and people is immeasurable. In The Last Superhero, she drew on her experiences with the aching cold of a prairie winter as well as her experiences with middle school children. Her understanding of the triumphs and troubles of the pre-teen set is at the heart of her success in writing for this age group. She can be visited online at