Lemony Snicket is the pen name of Daniel Handler, who was born on February 28, 1970. As Lemony Snicket, he is the author of and appears as a character in the children's book series A Series of Unfortunate Events. He has also written or contributed to other works under the pen name of Lemony Snicket that are not related to A Series of Unfortunate Events including Baby in the Manger, The Lump of Coal, and The Composer is Dead. In 2013 he made The New York Times Best Seller List with his title Where Did You See Her Last?. Under his real name, Handler is the author of several books for adults including The Basic Eight, Watch Your Mouth, and Adverbs.
Carson Ellis was born in Vancouver, Canada on October 5, 1975. She received a BFA in painting from the University of Montana in Missoula in 1998. She has illustrated several children's books including The Composer Is Dead by Lemony Snicket, The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart, and The Wildwood Chronicles series by her husband Colin Meloy. She received a 2010 Silver Medal from the Society of Illustrators for her art in Dillweed's Revenge by Florence Parry Heide. She also creates album art, t-shirts, websites, posters, and stage sets for the rock band The Decemberists.