Stacy Tornio‘s love of gardening and the fun of plants named after animals inspired her story Cathy’s Animal Garden: Enter at Your Own Risk. Stacy lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with her husband and two children. She is originally from Oklahoma, where she did a lot of vegetable gardening growing up. She and her brother even had a little veggie stand at the local farmer’s market when she was about 10, but they ended up spending most of their profits on other goodies at the market! Stacy now grows lots of flowers and vegetables. Her favorite plants to grow include sunflowers, purple coneflowers, and cucumbers.
Stacy is the editor of Birds & Blooms magazine and is also a Master Gardener, one of North America’s most respected and recognized gardening honors.