Husband-and-wife authors René and Christyna Laubach are devoted to preserving wildlife habitats and helping people reconnect with the environment around them. Christyna is a high school science teacher and science/health department chair. René has served as Director of the Massachusetts Audubon Society's Berkshire Wildlife Sanctuaries since 1985. The Laubachs are co-authors, with Charles W.G. Smith, of Raptor! They live in Massachusetts.