Derek Munson works as a writer, a speaker, and an all-around daydreamer. His current hobbies include playing with his kids, long-distance skateboarding, and flailing about on his beginner-level hockey team. He lives in Bellingham, Washington with his wife Suzanne, his princess daughter Abigail, and his pirate son Ziggy.

Derek has been doing workshops and presentations for children for more than 10 years. He has presented to more than 100,000 students at public schools, private schools and libraries around the world. He has also worked with teachers and librarians on creative writing and anti-bullying projects, as well as with corporate sponsors on community peace building efforts.