Matthew Clark Smith has a master's degree in creative writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. He lives in Jackson, Mississippi.
Matt Tavares is the author-illustrator of Henry Aaron's Dream, There Goes Ted Williams, Becoming Babe Ruth,and Growing Up Pedro, as well as Zachary's Ball, Oliver's Game, and Mudball. He is the illustrator of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, Over the River and Through the Wood, Lady Liberty by Doreen Rappaport, The Gingerbread Pirates by Kristin Kladstrup, and Jubilee! by Alicia Potter. Matt Tavares lives in Ogunquit, Maine.