Sally Fitz-Gibbon is a former special education teacher and the author of On Uncle John's Farm, Pig in the Middle,The Patchwork House and Two Shoes, Blue Shoes, New Shoes. She lives with her husband on Bowen Island, British Columbia.
Muriel Wood's illustrations have appeared in a number of children's books, including Old Bird, L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables, and Margaret Laurence's The Olden Day's Coat. She has also illustrated the three previous titles in the New Beginnings series, Scared Sarah, Lizzie's Storm, and Aram's Choice. A former instructor at the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto, Muriel now draws and paints fulltime. She lives with her husband and two cats in Toronto, Ontario.