Elizabeth Letts is a #1 New York Times Bestselling author. Her 2011 book, The Eighty-Dollar Champion: Snowman the Horse that Inspired a Nation, was on the bestseller list for more than 40 weeks. In 2009, she received the Middle East Book Prize for her story, The Butter Man. A former competitive equestrian, she also served in the Peace Corps in Morocco. She currently lives in Maryland and Los Angeles with her husband, four children, dog, cat, and retired horse.