Brit Trogen - Author

Brit Trogen grew up in Edmonton, Alberta, a few steps away from the river valley. As a child she discovered a love of books with the help of her mother and grandparents who were always happy to offer a ride to the nearest library. Her favorites were the ones with hobbits, wizards and animals who talked.

With an early interest in science and nature, she completed a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and worked for several years in a lab poking at worms and frog eggs. She soon found, however, that her greater passion lay in writing.

Her first short story was published by On Spec Magazine, after winning a contest for young writers. Since then she has published more short fiction, written science video scripts, cofounded a science website and contributed to Discover Magazine, among others.

Her first children's novel, Margaret and the Moth Tree, was coauthored with her sister Kari.

Brit now lives in New York City with her husband and two cats, where she works as a freelance writer.

Margaret and the Moth Tree

2013 - Silver Birch Express Award, Ontario Library Association, Short-listed
2012 - Best Bets, Middle Grade Fiction, Ontario Library Association, Long-listed

Early Chapter Books