Lori Haskins Houran has been writing and editing children's books since 1992. She grew up in Maine, but now lives in New York City. A graduate of Wolverhampton University, Jon Mitchell has illustrated books for Teletubbies, Tots TV and Rosie and Jim. Since 2000, Jon has been a freelance illustrator working for major publishers including the BBC, Oxford Press and Pearson Education. Born in New York City, Jeff Brown was a story editor and assistant film producer in Hollywood. He worked on the editorial staffs of The New Yorker and the Saturday Evening Post, and his stories appeared in these magazines and many others. He died in Manhattan in 2003, aged 77.