Ferris Robinson is an editor, an author and a gardening enthusiast that is not evidenced by anything in her yard. She is interested in cooking if it's not too much trouble, and planting things that are useful to bees, butterflies, birds and other pollinators. Doug Tallamy's book "Bringing Nature Home" changed her philosophy on gardening, and now she judges the importance of a plant by how many bugs it sustains. "The Queen Who Banished Bugs ~ A Tale of Bees, Butterflies, Ants and Other Pollinators" is her first children's book. Her mother, Mary Ferris Kelly, picked up her paints after a long hiatus to illustrate this whimsical rhyming story that underlines "the creatures that have important roles in getting food to our plates, our cups, our bowls."
The author of "Making Arrangements," a novel, and cookbooks "Never Trust a Hungry Cook" and "The Gorgeless Gourmet's Cookbook" and "Dogs and Love ~ Stories of Fidelity," she lives in Tennessee with her husband and little dog.