Diane Namm is the author of several Classic Starts books, including Phantom of the Opera and Greek Myths. She lives in Malibu, CA.
Maurizio Quarello studied architecture, graphic design, and illustration in his hometown of Turin, Italy. He has illustrated nearly 30 children's books, and his work has appeared in numerous exhibitions worldwide. Quarello has received several national and international prizes and teaches illustration at the Academy of Fine Arts of Macerata.