Kristi Thom is the author of Greatest Mistakes and Find Your Way! in the Innerstar University book collection. As an editor at the award-winning American Girl® magazine for more than ten years, she particularly enjoyed writing the advice in the "Help!" department, as well as developing articles on games, crafts, parties, and how to draw. Kristi has contributed to many books in American Girl's Advice & Activity line, and she also wrote the original collection of Bitty Bear® books that accompany Bitty Baby® products. In addition to her work for girls, Kristi was a creative consultant to photographer William Wegman. Kristi has a master's degree in art from the University of Wisconsin. She lives with her family in Madison, Wisconsin.