Author and squirrel lover Graham Taylor grew up in Hamilton, Ontario, and graduated with a degree in media arts from Sheridan College. He is currently working in the television industry and is constantly on the lookout for squirrels around his home in Toronto. Illustrator Graham Roumieu is from Smithers, British Columbia, and also graduated from Sheridan College. He's a freelance artist whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, National Post, National Post Business, Toronto Life, and Explore magazine. He lives with his wife in Toronto.
Little is known about Jimmy the Squirrel as he is a squirrel and is unable to talk. Through a series of squeaks and chirps he seemed to express that he is excited about having a book written about him and he urges kids to stay in school.