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Meet the Ramblers

Thom and Ophelia reside in Madison, Wisconsin raising their two kids, one dog, three cats, and two fish.  Thom is a stay-at-home dad who enjoys cooking,  bicycle riding, music, and getting into shenanigans with the kiddoes.  Ophelia works in banking and enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and  wasting “free” time on the internet.  One of their children attends public school and the other is home schooled by choice.

Both Thom and Ophelia actively strive to raise their family in a green, compassionate and inquisitive environment.  They live by the rule “keep the pack together” and  they  plan most activities large and small to include the entire family.  They explore, ponder and giggle together.
There is a lot of laugher, adventure, and learning in their day to day!

Once upon a time, Brenda Winter Hansen was a Midwestern girl, but now she’s a Pacific Northwestern mom who still loves to get outside, bake from scratch, and look for adventure around every corner. Luckily, it’s easy to do with a mad scientist husband, two wild & crazy kids, one dog, three chickens, one cat, five fish and a snail named Barley.

Besides being an avid reader, erratic gardener, homebrewer and foodie, Brenda also writes novels for teens and splits her time volunteering between 826 Seattle and the Western Washington Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI-WWA).

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