Susin Nielsen-Fernlund has written 16 episodes of the internationally-acclaimed TV series "Degrassi Junior High" and four books in the "Degrassi" line. She has also written for many award-winning children’s TV series, include "Ready or Not," "The Adventures of Shirely Holmes," and the animate series "What about Mimi." She co-created the animated pre-school series, "Franny’s Feet," and recently adapted Susan Juby’s "Alice I Think" trilogy into a TV series. The Magic Beads is Susin’s third children’s book, following the Mr. Christie’s Silver award-winner "Hank and Fergus, and Mormor Moves In." Susin Nielsen lives in Vancouver, BC.