Marty Crisp has published many award-winning books for children and adults, and has been a newspaper journalist for thirty years. She often writes about animals that hold a special interest, and a special place in her heart. In her work on White Star, a book about a dog on the Titanic, Marty did original research, interviewing the families of Titanic survivors and other premier Titanic historians. In was during her research for White Star that she uncovered the true story of the Titanic’s cat that saved a young boy’s life. She has written many books about animals in the popular "Everything" series.