Bethany Roberts has written several popular books for children. Her Clarion titles include THANKSGIVING MICE!, VALENTINE MICE!, HALLOWEEN MICE!, MONSTER MANNERS, CAT PARADE, and WAITING-FOR-CHRISTMAS STORIES. As a teacher and a children's librarian, she has always been an avid reader of children's books, especially to her own children. She teaches creative writing at a local college Hamden, Connecticut, where she lives with her husband and two daughters.
Doug Cushman is a veteran mystery writer for children and the illustrator of more than 100 picture books. Among his many popular books are the seven Holiday Mice books, written by Bethany Roberts. He lives in Northern California and Paris.