Natasha Tarpley is the author of several picture books for children, including I Love My Hair, illustrated by E.B. Lewis., which won a Black Board Children's Book of the Year Award. A former journalist and recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts award, she lives in Chicago.
James Finch is a production designer for the film The Princess and the Frog. He has contributed to the animation of several other Disney films. He currently lives in California.