Elizabeth MacLeod has written more than 65 books, including many biographies (books about people). Liz is a very nosy author, so she loves finding out how and why famous people do what they do, then sharing their amazing stories with readers. In her most recent series, from Scholastic Canada, Liz has written about black rights activist Viola Desmond, Indigenous marathon star Tom Longboat and others — did you know that astronaut Chris Hadfield is afraid of heights?! Liz lives in Toronto, Ontario. Go to scholastic.ca/kids/discussionguides/pdfs/DG_Scholastic_Canada_Biography_Series.pdf to see an activity guide about this series.