Alissa Heyman is a writer and editor who received her M.F.A. in poetry from Sarah Lawrence College. Her other writing credits include editing <i>The Best Poems of the English Language</i> (Mud Puddle Books) and abridging and adapting The Big Book series for Sterling, including <i>The Big Book of Horror</i>, <i>The Big Book of Fairies</i>, and <i>The Big Book of Pirates</i>. Justin Gerard has done illustration for DreamWorks, Warner Brothers, Disney, HarperCollins, Penguin, Little, Brown, and others. The Society of Illustrators featured his illustration “Beowulf and Grendel” in the 50th Annual of American Illustration, from his IPPY Award-winning book, <i>Beowulf, Book I: Grendel the Ghastly</i>. Justin lives in Greenville, SC.