Kate Inglis is an author of the YA pirate adventure novels The Dread Crew, nominated for Hackmatack and Red Cedar Awards, and its sequel Flight of the Griffons. Kate lives on the south shore of Nova Scotia. Sydney Smith is a NSCAD University graduate living in Toronto. Well-known for his artwork for local musicians, he is the illustrator of The Dread Crew, Mabel Murple, There Were Monkeys in My Kitchen, and Toes in My Nose. His cover art for Migration Songs won Saltyink.com's "Judge a Book By Its Cover" competition.