Kathy Shea Mormino is the author of the best-selling The Chicken Chick's Guide to Backyard Chickens. Her background as a litigation attorney, combined with the street-cred she has garnered from sharing personal chickening successes, failures, and gaffes online in real-time make her a relatable, trustworthy adviser readers depend on to deliver the straight dope on all things regarding backyard chicken keeping. Having spent years fighting for the right to keep backyard chickens, Mormino has consistently put her money where her mouth is, educating lawmakers and changing zoning regulations proving that animal welfare and the right to keep chickens responsibly is foremost on her agenda. In addition to being a brand ambassador for Tractor Supply Company, Purina Poultry, Vetericyn, Durvet, and Sloggers, Kathy has become the trusted voice in backyard chicken-keeping, frequently sought out by media outlets and publications, including The Wall Street Journal and Associated Press, for her perspective on chickens. She appears on local and national television, radio, and podcasts, and is featured on Discovery’s Destination America reality show Coop Dreams, as well as P. Allen Smith's Garden Home. Kathy lives in Connecticut with her husband and daughters Sophia and MaryKate where she is the personal assistant to 50+ chickens, a rescue cat, and a Yorkie with cattitude. In 2017 she took the plunge into the world of beekeeping.