James Solheim decided on a writing career when he had just finished second grade. He still has many of his childhood writings, and he even revised a poem he wrote in fifth grade for his book It’s Disgusting—and We Ate It! His second book, Santa’s Secrets Revealed, explains the secrets behind Santa Claus’s worldwide operations. Besides writing books, James Solheim performs Norwegian folk dance and has written folk music. He is a self-taught speaker of Norwegian. He has a Master of Fine Arts degree from The University of Iowa Writer’s Workshop and has taught creative writing at Southern Illinois University and Washington University in Saint Louis. Born in North Dakota, James grew up in Missouri and now lives in Omaha.