Hanna Otero started her career in Teach For America, teaching third and fourth grades in Compton, California. She held editorial positions at Frank Schaffer Publications and McGraw-Hill before joining Barnes & Noble in 2001 to start the proprietary educational imprint Flash Kids. Currently the editorial director of Sterling Children's Books, Hanna also writes about parenting and education issues. Her work has appeared on various websites and in the parenting anthology DIRT IS GOOD FOR YOU. She lives in New Jersey with her family.