Caralyn Buehner grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah and won state and national awards for her writing during her teenage years. After she married illustrator Mark Buehner, he encouraged her to write and they have collaborated on many children's picture books. Her works include The Escape of Marvin the Ape (1992), A Job for Wittilda (1993), It's a Spoon, Not a Shovel (1995), Fanny's Dream (1996), I Did It, I'm Sorry (1998), I Want to Say I Love You (2001), Snowmen at Night (2002), and Superdog: the Heart of a Hero (2004). Her writing has been honored with two Utah Children's Choice Awards, a CBC Children's Choice Award, Parent's Choice Award, an ALA Notable Book, and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Award.
Mark Buehner was born in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1959. He is the award-winning illustrator of numerous children's books, including some that were written by his wife, Caralyn Buehner. He has illustrated such works as Snowmen at Night, Fanny's Dream, The Adventures of Taxi Dog, The Escape of Marvin the Ape, The Queen of Style, and Balloon Farm. He won a Best Picture Book from Publishers Weekly for My Life with the Wave (1998).