Authors & Illustrators

Author Bio

Kate Hannigan

Kate Hannigan writes fiction and non-fiction for young readers. A former newspaper journalist, Kate loves digging up facts and snooping into history for good stories to tell. Her picture book A Lady Has the Floor was named a Junior Library Guild Selection, and her historical novel The Detective's Assistant won the Golden Kite Award for best middle-grade novel. You can find Kate devouring stacks of history books or watching history documentaries at her home in Chicago, where she lives with her husband, three kids, and wacky dog. Visit her online at