Jean Cassels is the author and/or illustrator of more than children's 60 books, including Two Bobbies, about a dog and cat that were rescued after Hurricane Katrina. The book, which she illustrated, won over 20 state children's choice awards. A resident of New Orleans, Jean was chosen to create the poster for Rex, King of Carnival and Mardi Gras, which will go to The Historic New Orleans Collection.
Lynne Avril has illustrated more than 100 books, including Every Cowgirl Needs a Horse by Rebecca Janni, and New York Times bestsellers Amelia Bedelia's First Day of School and Amelia Bedelia's First Valentine by Herman Parish. Lynne currently lives in AZ.