Megan McDonald grew up in Pittsburgh, PA in the 1960s. She attended Oberlin College and received a B.A. in English, then she went on to receive a Library Science degree at Pittsburgh University in 1986. Before becoming a full-time writer, McDonald had a variety of jobs working in libraries, bookstores, museums, and even as a park ranger. She has received various awards for her storytelling including a Judy Blume Contemporary Fiction Award, a Children's Choice Book award, and a Keystone State Award among others. She currently resides in Sebastopol, California with her husband and pets.
Peter H. Reynolds was born in Canada in 1961. He attended the Massachusetts College of Art and Fitchburg State College. He is the award-winning author and illustrator of The Dot, Ish, and The North Star. He also illustrated Someday by Alison McGhee, Tess's Tree by Jess M. Brallier, Plant a Kiss by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, and the Judy Moody series by Megan McDonald. He is the Founder of the educational media company FableVision.