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