​​​Did you know...?

  Randi's last name is pronounced       Mer-vus. It rhymes with nervous!

  Maggie's dog Trooper is based on     a dog named Charlie.  Charlie was   was found hurt and abandoned by

  the side of the road in rural

  Kentucky.  He lives in Lexington,  

  Kentucky, Mrvos' hometown.

  Randi took ballet and horseback  

  riding classes when she was  

  young.  She still takes ballet and  

  rides horses whenever she gets a  


   As a child Randi never owned a  

  pet. When she became older, she  

  and her family adopted two cats.       Pictured below is Ozzie.

  Randi's love of picture books  

  began when she and her husband   read to their newborn daughter.

Randi was born in Louisville, Kentucky, home of the Louisville Slugger. Her parents steered her toward the medical field. Randi attended the University of Kentucky and earned her degree in medical technology, even though she loved to write stories for kids. Twenty years later she returned to her passion of writing for children. Randi lives in Lexington with her husband and cat Ozzie. 

Randi Lynn Mrvos 

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Randi Lynn Mrvos?

Randi Lynn Mrvos is the editor of Kid’s Imagination Train e-magazine, a former consultant to Pearson Digital Learning, and the former nonfiction editor of Stories for Children Magazine.  Her work has appeared in Know, Nature Friend, and Highlights for Children as well as Mothering magazine and The Christian Science Monitor.

Randi is a member of SCBWI.  She has earned over thirty awards for her picture book manuscripts and has taught writing classes at the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning in Lexington, Kentucky.  ​