Lesa Cline-Ransome grew up near Boston. She credits her
mother with instilling her love of reading by taking her weekly to fill her
arms with books at the library. When her mother gave her a diary, Lesa quickly
graduated from writing about crushes and friends to writing stories. Her husband, illustrator James Ransome,
encouraged her to write for children. Today she has seven picture books, mostly
biographies, four children, and numerous writing awards.