Laurie Calkhoven, recipient of the Beacon of Freedom Award from Colonial Williamsburg, wanted to be a writer ever since she got her first library card and was set free among the picture books. She is especially interested in American history and discovering how ordinary kids grow up to be extraordinary. Her books appear on numerous state reading lists. She lives in New York City and spends a lot of time at the library.
For more information about Laurie Calkhoven, visit her website.