FRIEDA WISHINSKY was raised and educated in New York City, where she received degrees in both International Rights and Special Education. She taught children and adults with learning disabilities in New York, Israel and Canada before beginning to write. She has published over forty acclaimed books for young readers, many of which have been widely translated. This is another banner year for Wishinsky. She’s publishing six time travel books in the new Canadian Red Flyer Series (Maple Tree), and a new picture book, Please, Louise! (Groundwood), illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay. Wishinsky lives in Toronto ON.