EUGENE H. PETERSON is a pastor, scholar, writer, and poet. He has authored more than twenty books, including A Long Obedience in the Same Direction, The Contemplative Pastor, and Leap Over a Wall. His modern paraphrase of the Bible, The Message, has sold over nine million copies. Originally published as a short story in the Mars Hill Review, The Christmas Troll is Eugene's first children's book. He lives with his wife, Jan, in Montana. They have three children and six grandchildren.
WILL TERRY's work has appeared in national advertisements for Sprint, Pizza Hut, M&M's, FedEx, and CitiBank and in such publications as Time, Wall Street Journal, and Seventeen. Will, his wife, and their three children live in Coalinga, California.