Jennifer Liberts grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Agoura, California. She has a BA in English Literature from California State University, and an MFA in Poetry from Columbia University. She has worked as a children's book editor, an English teacher, and an independent bookseller. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her three book-loving children, and an orange cat named Chuck. Mike Jackson is a children's book illustrator. He graduated from the legendary ArtCenter School of Design in Pasadena, California, and has been making art for more than 25 years. He has illustrated several books, including The Best Doghouse Ever! (Bubble Guppies), Lend a Helping Paw (PAW Patrol), and A Fairytale Adventure.