Elena Vestri Solomon is currently a lecturer in the B. Ed program for future teachers in Abu Dhabi's Emirates College for Advanced Education. She received her MA in Applied Linguistics from the University of South Florida, Tampa, and has lived and worked in Italy, Spain, France, Hungary, Romania, Uzbekistan, and UAE. She has authored/co-authored over a dozen academic textbooks in composition, grammar, and listening/speaking/note-taking.
Tim has done everything from playing in a hippie band to working full-time ... for at least a year and a half. His other picture books include Architect of the Moon, The Last Piece of Sky, and the wildly popular Zoom Trilogy. His novels include The Boy in the Burning House and The Maestro. Tim lives near Perth, Ontario, Canada.John Shelly was born in Birmingham, England, and moved to Tokyo as an adult. He has illustrated a number of English and Japanese titles.