Brandi Dougherty was born and raised in Kalispell, Montana. After earning an English degree at Linfield College, she spent eight years working in children's publishing at Scholastic before moving to California, where she pursued writing and freelance editing full-time. Brandi now calls sunny Los Angeles her home, where she wrangles two adorable kids and one crazy dog with her husband, Joe. Paige Pooler has worked for 25 years as a children's illustrator and character designer for print, online, and television media. She has illustrated numerous children's chapter books, book covers, greeting cards, stickers, and product art. Paige currently lives in Los Angeles, California, with her two very smart and adorable rescue dogs. When she's not working or doodling, she likes to hike the local hills, search for the best taco trucks, and plot her next travel adventure.