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Lexi Young Peck

Lexi Peck is one of six children and the daughter of William Paul Young, author of The Shack. She was raised and still resides in the Pacific Northwest on a farm raising cattle with her husband, Josh, and their two children, Vivian and Xander.

Even as a young girl, she was known in her large extended family as the "baby whisperer," unusually gifted in understanding and relating to children. She graduated summa cum laude from Portland State University with a BA in psychology, centering her studies on childhood development. Halfway through her undergraduate work and pregnant with her first child, her passion to deeply understand how children develop and thrive in the world became a driving focus. Lexi became a children's author with the intention of passing on her insight to those who are hoping to engage parenting to the fullest.

Lexi's first children's book was born out of a real-life situation with her daughter, Vivian, waking from a recurring nightmare. What Do You Say to a Dragon? is Lexi's way of creating cohesion between the wisdom of an adult and the eager heart of a child.