Liza N. Burby received her undergraduate degree in journalism from St. John’s University in Jamaica, New York. She is an award-winning author of thirty-seven nonfiction history, science, health, and social issue books for elementary through high school readers, and three books for adults. She is also a noted journalist whose articles frequently appear in national magazines and newspapers, including ​Better Homes & Gardens​, ​Newsday​, and the ​New York Times. ​A former editor of children's, art, health, and educational books, Ms. Burby is currently an editor of various magazine and newspaper projects, and a senior adjunct professor of journalism at Adelphi University in Garden City, New York.