Friday, August 26, 2011

Writers and Illustrators and Dinosaurs: Nikki Loftin

Nikki Loftin and Coelophysis
Nikki Loftin lives just outside Austin, Texas, and writes middle grade novels.  Her first novel, THE SINISTER SWEETNESS OF SPLENDID ACADEMY, which she describes as "CORALINE meets HANSEL AND GRETEL," will be published in Summer 2012 by Razorbill/Penguin.

She recently took a trip to New Mexico and took a couple photos of the Ghost Ranch Coelophysis.   

Coelophysis, a small Triassic theropod, is the state dinosaur of New Mexico and appears to have been a cannibal.

1 comment:

Nikki said...

Greg! Perfect trivia... since my book deals with cannibalism. :)
But who took that awful picture? It looks like that Nikki person just snapped it herself. Sheesh. These crazy authors with their iphones.

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