P. O’Connell Pearson’s love of history began in high school and took her through college and a happy career in teaching. Now with an MFA from Lesley University, history inspires Patty’s award-winning nonfiction for ages ten and up—Fly Girls, Fighting for the Forest, Conspiracy, and We Are Your Children Too, forthcoming from Simon and Schuster. When she is not reading or writing about unsung heroes in history and government, Patty enjoys talking about history as a volunteer on the National Mall in Washington, DC. She lives in the City of Fairfax, Virginia.