Originally from Somersworth, New Hampshire, author Brain Benoit now listens for the roar of surf deep in the woods of Cavendish, Vermont. His sea creatures were originally conjured up to entertain his brother during family trips on the Maine coast, but have since proven popular with his own children. He finds inspiration in the poetry of Ogden Nash, Shel Silverstein, T.S Eliot, Edward Lear and Lewis Carroll. When he’s not playing with language, he indexes historical government documents for NewsBank/Readex. He shares his life with his wife, Jennifer; daughter, Emery; and son, Liam. Crustacean Vacation is his first children’s book.