About the Author

Elizabeth MacLeod

Liz is one nosy author, which is why she loves writing non-fiction. She’s very curious about why people do what they do, and likes sharing with kids the amazing facts and secrets that she uncovers.As a kid in Thornhill, Ontario, the idea of being a writer never crossed Liz’s mind—she figured most authors were already dead and they definitely weren’t Canadian. Besides, it was science that interested Liz.But writing was already part of Liz’s life. After dinner on school nights, Liz and her two brothers would trudge up to their rooms, close their doors and start to do their homework—or so their parents thought. A few minutes later, a piece of paper would come sliding under Liz’s door. One of her brothers had drawn a picture, usually of some weird creature.Liz really couldn’t draw (still can’t!), so the only way she could respond was to write a short story, often about a mad scientist or space alien. She would slip the story under her brother’s door and—well, not a lot of homework got done.At university, Liz studied sciences—there was hardly any writing involved at all. But after university, she was hired as an editor at OWL magazine, where she could combine writing and her love of science. But it wasn’t long before Liz had a goal: to write a book. Her first one was about lions and since then she’s written more than fifty others.Royal Murder: The Deadly Intrigue of Ten Sovereigns (2008) is one of her favourite books because royalty has always fascinated Liz. She loved going behind the scenes with monarchs from Cleopatra to Dracula to find out just what they would do to hold onto power or protect their families.Bones Never Lie: How Forensics Helps Solve History’s Mysteries (2013) was the winner of numerous awards, including the Crime Writers of Canada 2014 Arthur Ellis Award in the Juvenile/YA category. Liz’s latest book with Annick Press, Galloping Through History: Incredible True Horse Stories (Spring 2015), combines, once again, her outstanding storytelling skills with her passion for history. This time her love of animals also shines through as she recounts the stories of six horses that changed the way humans live, travel, fight, work, and play.Liz lives in Toronto with her husband, Paul, and their cat Cosimo. While she writes, he is usually sprawled across her desk—often right on the book she needs for research!

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Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein

A Life of Genius
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also available: Hardcover
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Bones Never Lie

Bones Never Lie

How Forensics Helps Solve History's Mysteries
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback eBook
tagged : discoveries
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Canada en vedette

Canada en vedette

100 faits surprenants
edition:Paperback
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Colossal Canada

Colossal Canada

100 Epic Facts and Feats
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Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs

The Fastest, the Fiercest, the Most Amazing
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Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt

An Inspiring Life
edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover
tagged : political
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Everything but the Kitchen Sink

Everything but the Kitchen Sink

Weird Stuff You Didn't Know About Food
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Galloping Through History

Galloping Through History

Amazing True Horse Stories
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Harry Houdini

Harry Houdini

A Magical Life
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tagged : historical
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History of Just About Everything, A

History of Just About Everything, A

180 Events, People and Inventions That Changed the World
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How to Become an Accidental Genius

How to Become an Accidental Genius

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Mark Twain

Mark Twain

An American Star
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Monster Fliers

Monster Fliers

From the Time of the Dinosaurs
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Phone Book, The

Instant Communication From Smoke Signals to Satellites and Beyond …
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Royal Murder

Royal Murder

The Deadly Intrigue of Ten Sovereigns
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Secrets Underground

Secrets Underground

North America's Buried Past
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Super Cats

Super Cats

True Stories of Felines That Made History
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also available: Hardcover
tagged : cats
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Top Dogs

Top Dogs

True Stories of Canines that Made History
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tagged : dogs
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Vanished

Vanished

True Tales of Mysterious Disappearances
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What Did Dinosaurs Eat?

What Did Dinosaurs Eat?

And Other Things You Want to Know About Dinosaurs
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tagged : prehistoric
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