Brenna Maloney, Author: Brenna Maloney is a writer and editor with more than twenty years professional experience. A long-time editor and book review writer for the Washington Post, and writer and editor for National Geographic, Brenna is currently the editor of National Geographic’s Explorer classroom magazine. Brenna is also the author of seven published books and served as the freelance editor of National Geographic’s chapter book series. Brenna has a master’s degree in journalism from Michigan State University and a bachelor’s degree in public and corporate communications from Butler University. She lives and works in Washington, D.C.