Gillia Olson has been involved with children's literature for 15 years and a cat owner for her entire life. Her current cats, Stimpy and LeRoy, frequently get up close and personal, even when she doesn't appreciate it. Gillia lives in Mankato, Minnesota, with her cats, dog, husband, and daughter. Anna Butzer is a children's book writer who lives in southern Minnesota. When she's not writing, Anna loves reading, spending time with her family, and being outdoors with her dog.