KERRY MADDEN is the author of the Smoky Mountain Trilogy, which includes Gentle's Holler, Louisiana's Song,
and Jessie's Mountain
. Gentle's Holler
was included on the Bank Street College Best Children's Books list. Her first novel, Offsides,
was a New York Public Library Pick for the Teen Age. Up Close: Harper Lee
's Top Ten Biographies for Youth list. Her first picture book, Nothing Fancy About Kathryn and Charlie,
was illustrated by her daughter, Lucy. Kerry directs the creative writing program at the University of Alabama-Birmingham. Visit her on the web at kerrymadden.com or on Twitter @kerrymadden.
EMILY SUTTON was born in Yorkshire, England, and graduated from the Edinburgh College of Art. She is the illustrator of Clara Button and the Magical Hat Day, The Tale of the Castle Mice, One Christmas Wish, The Christmas Eve Tree,
and Tiny: The Invisible World of Microbes,
which won an AAAS award for best picture book. Her work can also be seen on textiles for St. Jude's fabrics, for which she won an Elle Deco award for best surface design. Visit her on the web at emillustrates.com.