Molly Kolpin studied English at Gustavus Adolphus College and now writes full-time. Growing up, Molly was a horse-crazy girl who collected model horses and read every horse book she could find. She recently traveled to the heart of horse country for a visit to Churchill Downs – the site where the Kentucky Derby is held each year. Molly lives in Madison, Wisconsin.
Gail Saunders-Smith is an assistant education professor at Youngstown State University in Ohio. She is also an independent staff developer, writer, and editor. She presents nationally at conferences on literacy development and instruction and has written numerous articles, children's non-fiction books, and professional resources.
Gail holds a B.S. and M.A. in Early Childhood Education from Kent State University and a M.S. in Administration and Supervision from Youngstown State University. She completed post-graduate work at The Ohio State University and earned a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from The University of Akron.
Gail is a former classroom teacher, Reading Recovery Teacher Leader, and Reading/Language Arts K-12 Supervisor and Coordinator of State and Federal Programs for the Summit County ESC.