Susin Nielsen got her start feeding cast and crew on the popular television series Degrassi Junior High. They hated her food, but they saw a spark in her writing. Since then, her books have garnered a raft of prestigious awards, including the Governor General’s Literary Award, the CLA’s Children’s Book of the Year, and the Vicky Metcalf Award for her body of work. Susin lives in Vancouver with her family and two extremely destructive cats.