Tracey West is the author of more than 200 books for children and young adults, including fiction, nonfiction, and chapter book series, many of them based on cartoons and licensed properties, including the wildly popular Pokemon. She has also written several books for the Smithsonian series No Way . . . Way! including No Way . . . Way!: Road Trip; No Way . . . Way!: Are You My Dinner? and No Way . . . Way!: Stinky, Sticky, Sneaky Stuff. She lives in Pearl River, New York.