Lisa M. Bolt Simons, a teacher by day, has published several nonfiction children's books, as well as articles in various publications. She's been awarded a Minnesota State Arts Board grant, a McKnight Artist Fellowship for Writers/Loft Award in Children's Literature Honorable Mention, and a Shabo Award from The Loft Literary Center. She lives in Minnesota with her husband and teen twins. Michael Byers uses his optimistic and whimsical attitude to create fun, dynamic, and emotionally driven illustrations. His line work is deliberate and full of energy achieving an instant organic feel to his images. Michael loves a great cup of coffee, listening to great music, and watching stand up comedy. He lives in lovely Hamilton, Ontario, Canada with his wife and two cats. When he's not doing illustrations you can find him drawing.