Elizabeth Cody Kimmel was born in New York City, and grew up in Westchester County, and later Brussels, Belgium. From a very early age she was a zealous reader, buyer, and admirer of books. She attended the Emma Willard School in Troy, New York and Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. Love gothic buildings and intellectual stimulation? Go to Emma Willard! Go to Kenyon!

Because she is very sneaky, Elizabeth manages to work in many of her favorite subjects into the books she writes. Her love of Antarctica, ghost stories, medieval history, penguins, and writers can all be found representing themselves in various ways in Kimmel’s published books.

Elizabeth Cody Kimmel lives with her family in New York’s Hudson Valley. Elizabeth spends her spare time reading, hiking, singing in the choir, rock climbing, putting Spray and Wash on the laundry, and trying to communicate telepathically with her beagle.

Learn more at CodyKimmel.com.

Books by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel

Secret of the Mountain Dog (Scholastic Press)

The Boxtrolls: A Novel (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)

Legend of the Ghost Dog (Scholastic Press)

A Taste of Freedom: Gandhi and the Great Salt March, illustrated by Guiliano Ferri (Walker Childrens)

As Far As The Eye Can Reach:  Lewis and Clark’s Westward Quest (Random House)

What Do You Dream? (Candlewick Press)

Before Columbus: The Leif Eriksson Expedition (Random House)

The Look-It-Up Book of Explorers (Random House)

Dinosaur Bone War: Cope and Marsh’s Fossil Feud (Random House)

Suddenly Supernatural #1:  School Spirit (Little Brown)

Suddenly Supernatural #2:  Scaredy Kat (Little Brown)