Lori Alexander is the author of picture books BACKHOE JOE (Harper, 2014) and FAMOUSLY PHOEBE (Sterling, 2017) as well as the FUTURE BABY board book series (Scholastic, 2019). She also writes non-fiction for older readers. ALL IN A DROP, a chapter book biography of scientist Antony van Leuwenhoek releases in fall 2019 from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, followed by A SPORTING CHANCE, a biography of Ludwig Guttmann, the founder of the Paralympic Games, in 2020, also from HMH. Visit her at lorialexanderbooks.com and follow her on Twitter @LoriJAlexander.
Allison Black is an illustrator and designer specializing in cute and colorful creations. Originally from Upstate New York, she received her BFA at Syracuse University and has since lived in Los Angeles, Minneapolis and now Columbus, Ohio. Allison’s career started as a product designer for Target, developing a huge range of kid-friendly products. She now has six published books and has another ten coming out. Allison also has a stationery company called Hip-Hip which she founded in 2015. In addition to making art around the clock, Allison has a particular love for gummy worms, goats and guinea pigs.