Laurie Lawlor has published more than thirty books for children and young adults. Magnificent Voyage: An American Adventurer on Captain James Cook's Final Expedition was a VOYA Nonfiction Honor Book called "fascinating" by the New York Times. Helen Keller: Rebellious Spirit was named an American Library Association Notable Book and a Best Book for Young Adults. Shadow Catcher: The Life and Work of Edward S. Curtis won a Golden Kite Honor Award and the Carl Sandburg Award. Ms. Lawlor lives in Evanston, Illinois.