Peter Delacorte is a novelist and a Jeopardy! Champion. His novel Time on My Hands was short-listed for the United Kingdom's Arthur C. Clark Award. He cannot draw at all, but has playing with words since the early l950's. He lives in San Francisco, California.
Michael C. Witte is a native of St. Louis and a graduate of Princeton University, where he was Art Edtor of the campus humor magazine. Since the original publication of The Book of Terns, he has produced more than 9,000 caricatures and comic illustrations for national publications such as The New Yorker, Time, The Atlantic, Harpers, Town and Country and Sports Illustrated. He lives in Nyack, New York.