Lauren Gunderson is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter, and author from Decatur, Georgia, who lives in San Francisco with her sons, husband (a real-life scientist!), and cat (a real-life cat!). Her musical The Amazing Adventures of Dr. Wonderful and Her Dog
(music by Brian Lowdermilk) premiered at the Kennedy Center. Learn more about her online at www.laurengunderson.com. Readers can also download and sing along to Dr. Wonderful's science songs from the musical that inspired the book at www.drwonderful.bandcamp.com.
Valerio Fabbretti was born in Rome, where he cultivated great passions for drawing, comic books, animation, and spaghetti westerns. After working for Disney Interactive, Valerio is currently a character designer at Cartoon Network in Los Angeles. When he grows up, he wants to be an astronaut. Learn more about him online at www.valeriofabbretti.com.