Margriet Ruurs has a master's degree in education from Simon Fraser University and has studied the use of technology in teaching reading and writing to children. She speaks to parents, teachers, and librarians at conferences all around North America. She lives on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada.
Dianna Bonder studied fine arts, illustrations and commercial design before establishing herself as a successful commercial artist. Quickly tiring of the day-to-day hustle and tight deadlines of the commercial world, however, she started evolving her own unique style of illustration and moved into the field of children's books. After the success of her first book, A Pacific Alphabet, Dianna went on to write and illustrate a bestseller, the Accidental Alphabet.