Debra McManis is a native of California where her family has been growing trees and vines for four generations. In 2010, her first book about the farming history of Nantucket Island was published by Mill Hill Press, Town Farms and Country Commons. She has just finished writing and illustrating a fun book for young readers highlighting native Wampanoag farming practices and mythology, to be released this summer, Wonoma’s Nantucket. Debra is a graduate of Harvard Divinity (MTS) and of the Rhode Island School of Design (BFA). She is also a wine law enthusiast.