Karen English is a Coretta Scott King Honor Award-winner and the author of the Nikki and Deja series. Her chapter books have been praised for their accessible writing, authentic characters, and satisfying storylines. She is a retired elementary school teacher and lives in Los Angeles, California.
Laura Freeman has illustrated several books for young readers. Her artwork has also appeared in publications such as the The New York Times and New York magazine. Laura grew up in New York City, and now lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband and two children. To learn more, please visit www.lfreemanart.com.