Aline Alexander Newman has been writing for National Geographic Kids magazine since 1998. More than fifty of her stories have appeared on the cover. Her first National Geographic Children’s book, Ape Escapes, came out in 2012. Since then, she has written two more Nat Geo chapter books: Animal Superstars and Lucky Leopards. Her young adult book, called How to Speak Dog, and coauthored with veterinarian Gary Weitzman, is popular with both kids and adults. Her work also appears in Guideposts, an inspirational magazine for adults.