The author of Those Outrageous Owls, Laura Wyatt is the curator of wildlife at Flamingo Gardens in Davie, Florida. One of her specialties is falconry. She is a caretaker of permanently injured, endangered, and non-releasable Florida native wildlife. She provides these animals with naturalistic habitats and proper care and pairs them with mates. The healthy offspring are trained and released into the wild. Laura has raised and released more than one thousand native animals, including owls, hawks, river otters, wading birds, and waterfowl.