L.M. Elliott was an award-winning magazine journalist before becoming a New York Times best-selling writer of young adult historical and biographical fiction. She has published over a dozen titles, exploring a variety of topics and eras—WWII, the American Revolution, the Cold War, McCarthyism, and Renaissance Italy. They include Under a War-Torn Sky and A Troubled Peace, Hamilton and Peggy!, Da Vinci’s Tiger, Suspect Red, Storm Dog, and Walls. Her next three novels are Louisa June and the Nazis in the Waves (Katherine Tegen Books, 2022), Bea and the New Deal Horse (Katherine Tegen Books, 2023), and Gates (Algonquin Young Readers, 2024). Her books have received awards from the Bank Street College of Education Best Books, NCSS/CBC Notables, Jefferson Cup Honor Books, Grateful American Awards, and have been finalists on numerous state award lists.