Shelley Tougas writes books for tweens and teens, including four middle-grade novels: The Graham Cracker Plot; Finders, Keepers; A Patron Saint for Junior Bridesmaids; and Laura Ingalls is Ruining My Life (all from Roaring Brook). Her nonfiction book Little Rock Girl: How a Photo Changed the Fight for Integration received two starred reviews, was selected as one of School Library Journal's Best Books of 2012, Booklist's Top Ten Editor's Choices for Nonfiction Kids Books 2011, VOYA's 2011 Nonfiction Honor list, and won a gold medal in the 2012 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards. She lives and writes in western Wisconsin.