Sydney Hanson was raised in Minnesota alongside numerous pets and brothers. When she wasn't tunneling through snowdrifts or rescuing frogs from rain gutters, she was drawing. Her illustrations and paintings still reflect these early adventures and are marked by a love for animals and the natural world. In addition to her traditional illustrations, Sydney is an experienced 2D and 3D production artist, and she's worked for several animation shops including Nickelodeon and Disney Interactive.
Laura Neutzling has spent most of her career in entertainment, leading marketing and branding efforts of Warner Brothers Music and DreamWorks Animation. She has created marketing copy, taglines, presentations, and award-winning live events all the way from concept to production. As her marketing career transitioned to animated children's productions, she moved into writing scripts, discussion guides, and books. Laura originally hails from San Antonio, Texas, but called Nashville, Tennessee, home for nearly twenty years. A devoted aunt to five nephews and a niece, she currently resides with her husband in Sarasota, Florida, where she runs a marketing consulting business and works on her various writing projects.