Deborah Hodge is the author of more than thirty books for children. She specializes in writing engaging nonfiction for young readers and loves the challenge of using few words to explain big thoughts. She also enjoys writing picture books. Many of Deborah's books have received awards and been published internationally. Her honors include the Information Book Award of Canada (won twice), the Green Prize for Sustainable Literature, and being selected to IBBY’s list of Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities. In addition, one of her books was the finalist for the National Jewish Book Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature. Before she was an author, Deborah was a teacher and curriculum writer for the BC Ministry of Education. She says, "Although I'm not teaching anymore, I still feel like I'm talking to my students whenever I write a book. I love the process of trying to create something that young readers will find interesting." Deborah was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. She lives with her family in Vancouver, BC. For a list of publications and awards, or information on presentations, please see Deborah's website at: www.deborahhodge.com.