Norma Chikiamco wrote for various newspapers and magazines before shifting to writing short stories for children. A journalism graduate of St. Theresa's College in the Philippines, she has studied at the International Institute for Journalism in Berlin, Syracuse University in New York, and the Culinary Institute of America. Aside from winning first prize in the Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature, she has also been given the Outstanding Journalism Award by the Australian-New Zealand Chamber of Commerce and the National Book Award by the Manila Critics' Circle for a cookbook she edited. She has also written a series of cookbooks for Periplus Editions in Singapore.
Mark Ramsel N. Salvatus III hails from Quezon province in the Philippines. He graduated cum laude from the University of Santo Tomas in Manila with a degree in fine arts, major in advertising. He has won several national competitions in the Philippines, including ArtPetron.