Sally M. Walker has brought science to life in more than fifty books for young readers. Her meticulous research and stirring storytelling in Secrets of a Civil War Submarine: Solving the Mysteries of the H. L. Hunley won her the prestigious Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award Medal in 2006. She also won acclaim for Fossil Fish Found Alive, an ALA Notable title. In Written in Bone, she brings that same skill and scholarship to uncover the stories of people from the colonial era. She worked alongside scientists, forensic anthropologists, and archivists as they excavated and studied skeletons, burial practices, and remnants found in Virginia and Maryland. Ms. Walker lives in De Kalb, Illinois.