Jeanne Wald was born and raised in a multicultural family, in the vast steppes of Central Asia. After obtaining a degree in International Relations, she moved to Europe, where she worked for international organizations acting in the areas of climate change, health and education. When not writing, Jeanne loves reading stories about adventurous girls, walking in the countryside and traveling. Sometimes she can be found in her partner's laboratory trying to communicate with robots, though, unfortunately, none of them is as smart as Aizek. Mia Marcotte and the Robot is her debut chapter book.