Suzanne I. Barchers, EdD, is the author of two college textbooks, over 20 readers theatre and teacher resource books, and more than 100 educational books for children. She is past president of the Association of Educational Publishers and serves on the PBS Kids Next Generation Advisory Board. Barchers has served as a public school teacher, affiliate faculty for the University of Colorado-Denver, acquisitions editor for Teacher Ideas Press, editor and chief of Leapfrog, and managing editor at Weekly Reader. Barchers writes and consults from her home.
Charla R. Pfeffinger received her bachelor of science degree in elementary education and her master's degree in reading from Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois. Mrs. Pfeffinger was an educator in Illinois for twenty-two years before retiring. She has been a contributing author to Learning magazine, Storycart Press, and the author of A Teen's Book of Lists, Holiday Readers Theatre and Character Counts! Promoting Character Education: Readers Theatre.