Susan Blackaby started writing in Mrs. Nichols' third grade class at Green Gables. She didn't think of becoming a writer until she had tried a few other things, including goat milking and weaving.
Over the past 20 years, Susan has written textbooks, workbooks, and readers by the dozen for kids in elementary school. In 2002, her first trade book, Rembrandt's Hat, was named one of the top ten picture books of the year by the Washington Post.
Susan lives in Portland, Oregon, with two people, two labs, and the nicest kitty in the world.
Len Epstein is a self taught artist, having received a degree in Liberal Arts from Penn State University as an Advertising major. After a short time in the ad agency business he turned to cartoon/illustration full time. He worked traditionally up until three years ago. His work is now totally digital. He works on a WACOM tablet, sketch to finish. His clients range from publishers to corporations to ad agencies.