Sharon Jennings has written more than 60 books for young people. Her books have received many nominations and awards, including nominations for a Governor General's Award, TD Canadian Children's Literature Award, and Silver Birch Award for Home Free. She has taught courses on writing children's books, and has visited schools and libraries both in Canada and abroad to talk to young readers about reading and writing. She recently traveled to Kenya twice as the Canadian juror for the Burt Award for African Literature. Sharon's home is in Toronto, Canada.