Elisa Carbone, a multi-award-winning author of novels for children and young adults, devotes much time to researching the historical facts that are the basis for
her novels. Her passion for North Carolina’s Outer Banks, which is the setting
for her novel Storm Warriors, began
with windsurfing and increased when she learned about the fascinating history
of the Outer Banks. Her love of history is also evident in Stealing Freedom, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. She is also the
author of the highly acclaimed novel Starting
School with an Enemy.