Maribeth Boelts is the author of 17 children's books, with 6 additional titles forthcoming. She is published by Houghton Mifflin, Albert Whitman and Company, Random House, HarperCollins, Penguin Putnam, and Candlewick Press. She is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, and an instructor at the University of Iowa Summer Writing Festival. She lives in Cedar Falls, Iowa.
Cheri Bladholm is an accomplished artist who illustrated many children's books. She lives in Syracuse, New York, with her husband and their children.