When she got her first library card and was set free among the picture books, Laurie Calkhoven decided she wanted to be a librarian. Later she realized that that were actual people who created those wonderful books on the shelves, and she decided to be one of them. Laurie writes for American Girl’s History’s Mysteries series as well as historical action/adventure novels for her own series, Boys of Wartime. Her most recent work of non-fiction is Military Animals. She lives in New York City and can frequently be found at the library.