Marc Aronson is the acclaimed author of <i>Trapped: How the World Rescued 33 Miners from 2,000 Feet Below the Chilean Desert</i>, which earned four starred reviews. He is also the author of <i>Rising Water </i>and <i>Sir Walter Ralegh and the Quest for El Dorado</i>, winner of the ALA’s first Robert F. Sibert Award for nonfiction and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. He has won the LMP award for editing and has a PhD in American history from NYU. Marc is a member of the full-time faculty in the graduate program of the Rutgers School of Communication and Information. He lives in Maplewood, New Jersey, with his wife, Marina Budhos, and sons. You can visit him online at MarcAronson.com.