Patricia J. Murphy is the author of over 150 children's books, writing everything from board books to early readers, picture books, non-fiction, chapter books, and middle grade novels. She is also a communications and marketing consultant, educator, and founder/chief creative officer of Pattycake Productions, a creative services agency. She lives in a northern suburb of Chicago. Visit her online at patriciajmurphy.com. David Diaz has been illustrating children's books for over twenty years. In 1995 he won the Caldecott Medal for his work in Smoky Night by Eve Bunting. Other notable titles illustrated by Diaz include Newbery Honor-winner, The Wanderer, by Sharon Creech; The Little Scarecrow Boy by Margaret Wise Brown, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book; The Pot that Juan Built by Nancy Andrews-Goebel; Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World's Fastest Woman by Kathleen Krull; Me, Frida by Amy Novesky; and many more. He lives in New Orleans.