Mary Brooke Casad is a Louisiana native and a resident of McKinney, Texas. She received a BA in journalism from Southern Methodist University and is the author of Pelican's Bluebonnet at Dinosaur Valley State Park, Bluebonnet at Johnson Space Center, Bluebonnet at the East Texas Oil Museum, Bluebonnet at the Marshall Train Depot, Bluebonnet at the State Fair of Texas, and Bluebonnet at the Texas State Capitol. Casad created Bluebonnet, the well-traveled armadillo, to teach Texas children about their rich local history.
Benjamin Vincent is a freelance illustrator based in Dallas, Texas. He also illustrates for magazines and advertising agencies, creates vision drawings for corporations, paints, and is a well-known caricature artist. Vincent, the illustrator of five of Casad's previous Bluebonnet Series books, received a BA in illustration from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.