Mark Ceilley earned his MFA in writing for children and young adults from Hamline University. He has taught Pre-K, Kindergarten, First, and Second grades, and is currently a reading interventionist. He lives in St. Paul, Minnesota with his husband. This is his first picture book.
Rachel Smoka-Richardson has a MFA in writing for children and young adults from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. In her free time, Rachel loves to read, craft, travel, and hang out with her husband and sweet rescue dogs at their Minneapolis home. This is her first picture book.
Stephanie Laberis is a California-based artist and RISD alumna, specializing in kidlit illustration and character design for animation. When she's not drawing, Steph volunteers at her local wildlife hospital or spends quality time with her beloved cats, rats, and mice.