Elizabeth MacLeod - Author
It's difficult to believe that Elizabeth MacLeod never took a writing course during her four years at the University of Toronto. Instead, she studied science, graduating with an honors degree in biology and botany. Her training has come in handy for researching and writing children's information books, including most recently Why Do Horses Have Manes?, What Did Dinosaurs Eat? and Monster Fliers. MacLeod was managing editor of Magazine from 1986 until 1989. Soon after, Kids Can Press asked MacLeod if she would consider authoring a book on electronic communications for kids. The result was The Phone Book: Instant Communication from Smoke Signals to Satellites and Beyond. Since then, MacLeod has risen to the challenge of creating books to fascinate and involve kids including titles in the Kids Can Do It, Snapshots: Images of People and Places in History and Kids Books Of series. She lives and works in Toronto, Ontario.