Meet the Author: Elizabeth Rusch

ELIZABETH RUSCH has published more than 100 magazine articles for children and adults and 16 award-winning books for young readers, including Avalanche Dog Heroes: Piper and Friends Learn to Search the Snow; The Next Wave: The Quest to Harness the Power of the Oceans; The Mighty Mars Rovers; the graphic novel Muddy Max; and Electrical Wizard: How Nikola Tesla Lit Up the World. Her work has been honored by the Junior Library Guild, ALA, School Library Journal, Kirkus, the Subaru Prize, NBC News, the Oregon Book Award, Washington Reads, and the New York Public Library. Liz, her husband, their teen children, and their quirky dog Reba all enjoy playing in the waves on the Oregon Coast.