Elizabeth Wein was born in New York, and grew up in England, Jamaica and Pennsylvania. She is married with two children and now lives in Perth, Scotland. Elizabeth is a member of the Ninety-Nines, the International Organization of Women Pilots. She was awarded the Scottish Aero Club's Watson Cup for best student pilot in 2003 and it was her love of flying that partly inspired the idea for Code Name Verity. In 2012, Code Name Verity was a Boston Globe - Horn Book Awards Honor Book, and a New York Times best-seller. In 2013 it was awarded a Printz Honor.