ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Monica Nawrocki lives on Cortes Island, where Full Moon Lagoon takes place. She is a substitute teacher at the Cortes Island School (but the fun kind). She loves to walk in the forest, or on the beach. She loves to read, and of course, she loves to make stories. In the summertime, she swims around Turtle Island in Hague Lake almost every day.
You can find a few pictures of Cortes Island right here, by clicking on this photo of Manson's Lagoon. (Hague Lake and Turtle Island are in the background.)
Her dog, Jed, loves to swim as well. He swims in the lake, at Manson's Lagoon, and at other beaches on the island. Here is Jed taking a dip in the lagoon (the same spot where the kids went lagoon-diving in the the book.)