Tricia Andryszewski

Tricia Andryszewski is the author of more than 20 nonfiction books for children and young adults. In addition, since 2004 she has been closely following and writing (as Tricia Shapiro) about efforts to end strip mining for coal in Appalachia, particularly the ongoing nonviolent civil-disobedience campaigns against mountaintop removal mining. A native of Pittsburgh, she now lives on a remote mountain homestead in western North Carolina, near the Tennessee border.