Hadley Dyer began her career as a children’s bookseller and reviewer in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She now lives in Toronto, where she divides her time between writing, editing and teaching. Her previous books include an award-winning young adult novel and a dozen nonfiction titles on a range of topics, from manatees to baseball. She is a regular contributor to magazines such as Owl, Chickadee and Toronto Life, and teaches in the publishing program at Ryerson University.~ ~Hadley has traveled as far as Tanzania to lead workshops for children’s book writers and research her books. Back at home, she spends time every day in Toronto’s public spaces, walking her dog and jostling for sidewalk space with the kids who hang out in her neighborhood. She never tells them to move along.