Nikki Moustaki is the author of 25 books on exotic birds and a writer for Bird Talk, Birds USA, and the blogs Good Bird and Pepper: An American Dog in Paris. She is host of the websites Nikki Knows Pets and The Pet Postcard Project (which raises money for animal shelters). She has an MA in creative writing and an MFA in fiction from NYU as well as an MFA in creative writing from Indiana University. She received an NEA poetry grant and many national writing awards. She lives in New York City.