Amy Stewart is The New York Times bestselling author of nine books, including the Kopp Sisters novels, which are based on the true story of one of America’s first female deputy sheriffs. Her popular nonfiction titles include The Drunken Botanist (2013), Wicked Plants (2009), and Flower Confidential (2007). Often heard on NPR’s Morning Edition and Fresh Air, Stewart has also been featured in many publications, from The New York Times to Earthworm Digest. Her checkered television career includes CBS Sunday Morning, Good Morning America, the PBS documentary, The Botany of Desire, and — believe it or not — TLC’s Cake Boss (the cake was delicious). Stewart lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband, Scott Brown, a rare book dealer, and they own an independent bookstore called Eureka Books. When she isn’t writing, she’s often chatting with book clubs on Skype, painting in her studio, or out drawing on the streets with her sketchbook.