Dashka Slater has written several picture books, including Baby Shoes and The Sea Serpent and Me , which was a Junior Library Guild Selection. She is also an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in Newsweek , Salon , The New York Times Magazine , and Mother Jones. She lives in California.
Sydney Hanson was raised in Minnesota alongside numerous pets and brothers. She has worked for several animation shops, including Nickelodeon and Disney Interactive. She lives in California.