Misty Knightly

Author of
WILDFIRE! Kameika & Joey Prepare

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WILDFIRE! Kameika & Joey Prepare

70 page picture book:
fiction story to support non-fiction content.

In 2020, devastating wildfires wreaked havoc across California and the West. Since I live in the California Santa Cruz Mountains, I witnessed firsthand the loss experienced by many families. Loss like this is difficult for adults to understand; can you imagine explaining and preparing children for another wildfire season? I created Wildfire! Kameika and Joey Prepare, to do just that.

Readers will follow the journey of two friends as they prepare for a wildfire, evacuate to safer locations, and return home to assess any damage to their homes. Fact boxes are inset throughout the story providing information and terms such as levels of fire danger risk, what the prime conditions are for a wildfire, what is a “Go Bag,” and what is dry lightning.

Describing the science behind wildfires, tips on what kids can do to prepare, and making the story relatable with strong characters, will both entertain and educate children.

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“Just be yourself. Let people see the real, imperfect, flawed, quirky, weird, beautiful, magical person that you are.”

— Mandy Hale, Author

About Misty Knightly

I grew up in the suburbs of Washington, DC, with two older brothers, where our parents owned a store. They sold comic books; as you can imagine, we read them all. My brothers loved Superman, Batman, Avengers, and Iron Man, and while I enjoyed those too, my favorites included Peanuts and Archie comics.

Once I discovered Agatha Christie, I was hooked, and my love of reading blossomed. To this day, I still love a good whodunit. It was my love for books like Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes, Winnie the Pooh, and Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day that ultimately made me pursue a life of writing children’s books. Deep down, I’ve always known I would write picture books and bring stories to life.

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators member.


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