Allyn Szejko is the coauthor with Virginia Aronson of Iguana Invasion. A licensed humane trapper and licensed wildlife rehabilitator, she is the recipient of numerous awards for her work including the 2001 Animal Kindness Award, which recognizes citizens who make notable voluntary contributions to animal welfare. She has also been honored by the South Florida Eco Award committee. Allyn has written and starred in two educational videos about coexisting with Florida wildlife developed by the Folke H. Peterson Foundation. Both films have been shown on educational television and are available in Florida schools and libraries. She often speaks at schools and is involved in Florida politics pertaining to animal rights and protection of the environment. Allyn lives in Boca Raton with her family.