Catherine O'Neill Grace, currently a writer and editor, has worked in the past as an elementary, middle and high school teacher. She was educated at Middlebury College where she received a BA cum laude in English Literature and Georgetown University where she also received her MA in English Literature. She has held editorial positions for a number of publications including The Saint Paul Pioneer Press, The National Geographic Society, The Washington Post, USA Today and Independent School magazine. Grace wrote a column on the subject of health and psychology for younger readers in the Washington Post and has also written a number of nonfiction children”s books.
Among her many books, Grace wrote The White House An Illustrated History, published by Scholastic Nonfiction in 2003. This book was published in cooperation with the White House Historical Association. It includes more than 200 photographs, offers behind the scenes glimpses of life today inside the White House and includes a narrative about the history of the landmark. “This accessible volume is filled with interesting facts, and is a handsomely designed tribute to a symbol of freedom and democracy.” —School Library Journal
Grace and her husband, a headmaster, live on the campus of a boarding school near Boston.