​In ​this wonderful interview with Jennifer Berne we ​celebrate the launch of her epic picture book ​​”How the Sea Came to Be: (And All the Creatures In It)​, published by Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, which amazingly covers the four plus billion years from the beginning of the oceans to the present day.” Jennifer talks about her love for dance, music poetry, advertising and science and how ​all these interests merged when she decided to pursue a career as a children’s book author. Jennifer has written many award-winning picture books, including On a Beam of Light, Manfish, On Wings of Words (all Chronicle), and Look Up with Me (Katherine Tegen Books). She has been fascinated by the ocean since her childhood, and ​​”How the Sea Came to Be​”​ is based on her countless hours of research about evolution and the undersea world. Jennifer lives in ​countryside and spends her summers sailing​. ​​Her website is ​www.jenniferberne.com.