Susan Hood (www.susanhoodbooks.com) has worked for Nick Jr., Scholastic, and Sesame Street and is the author of Mission: New Baby, Top Secret Info for Big Brothers and Sisters, illustrated by Mary Lundquist, The Fix-It Man, illustrated by Arree Chung; Spike, The Mixed-Up Monster, illustrated by Caldecott Honoree Melissa Sweet; and The Tooth Mouse, illustrated by Janice Nadeau. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and two daughters.
Matthew Cordell (www.matthewcordell.com) has illustrated more than a dozen picture books including Special Delivery by Philip C. Stead, What Floats in a Moat by Lynne Berry as well as several he has written himself, like New York Times Notable Best Picture Book Hello! Hello!, Another Brother, and Wish. He lives in Chicago with his wife, author Julie Halpern, and daughter and a son.