Katharine Kenah grew up on a science observatory, surrounded by oceanographers and pets--even a bullfrog in the bathtub! She found friends in the pages of books. Kate worked on research ships, raised caterpillars, and patted a killer whale before starting to write for children. She hopes young readers find friends in her books. Kate lives with her family in Granville, Ohio.
Tammie Lyon first discovered her love of drawing at the kitchen table with her father. After pursuing a career as a professional ballet dancer, Tammie attended Columbus College of Art and Design, where she earned her BFA. After working in greeting-card illustration, Tammie turned to freelance illustrating in the children's market. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, with her husband, Lee, and spends her days in her studio with her dog, Gus.