Ed Shankman was born in the Bronx, New York, and lives today in Verona, New Jersey. As a creative director in the advertising industry, he has directed creative efforts for some of the world's best-known companies. Beyond the office, he has always spent his time chasing creative inspiration as a writer, guitar player, and painter. With illustrator Dave O'Neill, he has created seven winning children's titles for Commonwealth Editions, an imprint of Applewood Books.
Dave O'Neill has worked as a graphic designer and illustrator since graduating from William Paterson University in 2001. He has illustrated six children's titles in collaboration with author Ed Shankman, including the award-winning I Met A Moose In Maine One Day, and is responsible for the creation of Shankman and O'Neill's book promo videos, which can be found on their website. When not drawing, he designs toys and performs with an improvisational comedy troupe.