Wendy Pfeffer, an award-winning author of over thirty children's books, had an early career as a teacher. Now a full-time writer, she enjoys visiting schools where she makes presentations and conducts creative writing workshops. She is a member of the Garden State Writers, Authors of Bucks County, Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, and Authors Guild. She lives in Pennington, NJ with her husband, Tom. As a child, she spent her summers near the spot where Rem found a way to save his village.
Elaine Verstraete has been working as an illustrator and fine artist in the Rochester, New York area since 1988 and has built a reputation as a fine watercolorist. In addition to illustrating numerous children's books, her sensitive portraiture, rich landscapes and charming still life paintings appear in national print advertising and product labels. Having earned a BFA with honors from Syracuse University, Elaine teaches Illustration at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York. Residing in Middlesex, NY, with her partner, David, Elaine also enjoys bicycling through her surrounding pastoral hills, plays tennis and is part of the contemporary folk duo, According Two Brooke and Elaine, as bassist and vocalist. She adores the company of her four Siamese cats, Koto, Shogun, Django, and Fila.