Andrea White was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, but has spent most of her life in Houston, Texas. Her first book, Surviving Antartica, was listed on reading lists of several states including the Bluebonnet list. In 2006, she won the Golden Spur award given by the Texas State Reading Association for the best book by a Texas author. In addition to writing, Ms. White serves as an active community volunteer. Partnering with the Houston Independent School District Board, she and her husband, Houston's Mayor Bill White, have started the program Expectation Graduation to try to keep more kids in school. Visit her website at andreawhiteauthor.com.