Frieda Wishinsky is the international award-winning author of over sixty books. She lives in Toronto, Ontario, and writes in a variety of genres: picture books, novels and nonfiction. Her books have been translated into many languages, and her picture book Please, Louise! (Groundwood Books) won the 2008 Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award. Frieda’s newest books are Explorers Who Made It … or Died Trying and A History of Just About Everything, which was co-written with Elizabeth MacLeod.#Frieda loves gardens, talking with friends over coffee and pastry, walking down New York and Paris streets (she grew up in New York, and there’s just something about Paris!), the color red and eating chocolate. Frieda loves chocolate so much she has even written a book about it (Crazy for Chocolate). Frieda loves speaking to students and teachers and enjoys sharing the writing process with students at all levels.