Linda Ashman (www.lindaashman.com) is the author of more than twenty-five picture books, including, most recently, Rain! , which Kirkus called "altogether delightful" in a starred review. Her books have been included on the "best of the year" lists of The New York Times , Parenting and Child magazines, the New York Public Library, the IRA/CBC and more. She lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with her husband, son, and two dogs.
You Byun (www.youbyun.com) wrote and illustrated Dream Friends , and her work has appeared in numerous galleries and magazines around the world. Born in Queens, New York, she grew up in Korea, Japan, and the US, and received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, where she goes on a daily afternoon walk wishing she had a dog like Buttercup's.