Joe Edley, the only three-time National Scrabble Champion, is the creator of all the puzzles in Bananagrams! and More Bananagrams! Additionally, he is the author of The Official Scrabble Puzzle Book, Everything Scrabble, and Scrabble Puzzles Volumes 1–4. Director of clubs and tournaments for the National Scrabble Association, he’s created thousands of word puzzles for The Scrabble News and writes the syndicated newspaper column “Scrabblegrams.” He lives with his family on Long Island.
Rena Nathanson, along with her father, Abe, and her children, invented BANANAGRAMS! while spending the summer of 2005 in Narragansett, Rhode Island. The game debuted at the 2006 London Toy Fair and quickly became an international sensation. The company now has offices in London and in Providence, Rhode Island.