Hal Rogers is the pen name of Elizabeth Budd, a Colorado-based writer and editor. Elizabeth has written more than fifty books for children on subjects ranging from Steven Spielberg to Thomas Jefferson, the Cold War to gypsies. A graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder, she holds a degree in Italian language from Universita per Stranieri di Siena in, Tuscany, Italy, as well. She also writes under the names E. S. Budd and Elizabeth Sirimarco (her maiden name). Elizabeth has been fortunate to collaborate with her husband, photographer David Budd, on several books for The Child's World. They live in Denver, Colorado's capital city, with Roger the cat and Sebastian the Rottweiler.