A native of Bethesda, Maryland, Virginia Cassarino-Brown moved to Maine twenty-nine years ago and has made her home there ever since. She spends most of the school year as an educator of young children in Harpswell, Maine. She is constantly energized by their enthusiasm for everyday life and their love of learning. During the past year, she has traveled to many elementary schools and community libraries to share her book with others and loves to touch upon the tender balance between wildlife, the environment and people. She and her husband Allan, spend much of their summers at their camp in Oquossoc, Maine where his experience with a tangled loon inspired her to write this story. Virginia has written stories for the magazine, Adventures for the Average Woman and the anthology Thin Threads: More Real Stories for Life Changing Moments. The Tangled Loon is her first children’s book.