Christy Peterson is a nonfiction writer, editor, and bookseller. She has written more than 40 books and articles for young readers, as well as “Nanoland,” a museum exhibit for Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, and resources for parents and teachers.

Her book, Into the Deep: Science, Technology, and the Quest to Protect the Ocean (TFCB 2020), was a 2021 Washington State Book Award finalist. Earth Day and the Environmental Movement (TFCB 2020) was long listed for the Green Earth Book Awards, was included in the 2021 Best Children’s Books of the Year from Bank Street College of Education, and was nominated for a Cybil award. Her most recent release is Seasons in the Sea from the ocean education nonprofit WhaleTimes. (Winter 2024).

Christy works as a bookseller at Vintage Books in Vancouver, Washington. She also is a board member at Whale Times, an ocean education nonprofit.