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, Commended
2012 - Best Bets, Middle Grade Fiction, Ontario Library Association, Commended
Early Chapter BooksMargaret and the Moth Tree, 2012