For more than thirty years, Liz Sonneborn has been writing nonfiction for young readers and adults. She is the author of more than 100 books and has contributed to many other reference works. Her specialities include biography, women's studies, American Indian studies, ethnic studies, and American and world history. Before going freelance full-time, she worked as an editor at Charles Scribner's Sons, Harmony Books, Chelsea House Publishers, and Oxford University Press. A graduate of Swarthmore College, Sonneborn lives in Brooklyn with her husband, comics writer and novelist Stuart Moore, and her two cats.