Vickie Lee is an acupuncturist and Chinese medicine practitioner. Vickie graduated from Columbia University with a dual degree in East Asian Studies and English Literature. She was inspired by her daughter, Ruby, and their shared love of animals and of Chinese culture to create this story. She lives with her daughter and her husband in Brooklyn, New York. Vickie is the author of Ruby's Chinese New Year .
Joey Chou was born in Taiwan and moved to sunny California in his early teens. There he received his BFA from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Joey works by day as a visual development artist on feature animated films, and by night as a picture book illustrator. His books include Hello My Name Is... and Ruby's Chinese New Year .