M. A. Toffle is a mechanical engineer for Seagate Technology. In the past, he has worked for Smith Industries to manufacture access delivery systems for chemotherapy. He was born and raised in northern Minnesota and attended Concordia College and the University of Minnesota Institue of Technology. He has one college-aged son and lives in St. Louis Park, Minnesota.
About the Illustrator: Sommer Toffle received her BFA in printmaking with a minor in art education from West Virginia University. She is a coordinator at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Ligonier Valley. Sommer's artwork has been shown in galleries and museums throughout Pennsylvania, and she has received the William D. Davis Award for Drawing. Sommer creates paintings, murals, and illustrations for corporations and private collections and is currently pursuing her love for children's book illustration.