Alice Mvula (story writer) is from Luwinga, Malawi, near Trust Academy Primary School. She wrote this story when she was thirteen years old and a standard seven student at Viyele Primary School. Hiroe Terasawa (artist) is from Yamagata, Japan. She graduated from Lakeland College's Japan campus in 2011 with an Associate of Arts degree and then moved to Wisconsin where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Lakeland College in 2013. Hiroe majored in graphic art and received the college's Outstanding Student in Art award in 2013.