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Dana Claire Simpson grew up in Gig Harbor, Washington, drawing the entire time. She eventually graduated from The Evergreen State College, despite having spent all her time drawing, and not always for credit. Attempts at doing real work along the way are hardly worth mentioning; the relevant fact is that, from 1998 to 2008, she drew the internet comic strip Ozy and Millie. After winning the Amazon-sponsored Comic Strip Superstar Contest in 2009, Andrews McMeel Syndicationsigned her to a development deal for Heavenly Nostrils, which was later renamed Phoebe and Her Unicorn. She currently lives in Santa Barbara, California, with her tech genius husband and her fairly stupid cat.
Dana Walrath, an anthropologist and artist who has lived and worked all over the world, believes we are all as connected as the ocean and air we share. Her other books include the young adult verse novel Like Water on Stone and the graphic memoir Aliceheimer’s. I Am a Bird is her first picture book. When not playing in the waves, she lives in the mountains of Vermont. Visit her at DanaWalrath.com.
Dana Wulfekotte (WOLF - kah - tee) is a freelance animator and children's book author-illustrator. She was born in South Korea, raised in New Jersey, and currently lives in Queens with her boyfriend and two rabbits.
Dan Gutman is the New York Times bestselling author of the Genius Files series; the Baseball Card Adventure series, which has sold more than 1.5 million copies around the world; and the My Weird School series, which has sold more than 12 million copies. Thanks to his many fans who voted in their classrooms, Dan has received nineteen state book awards and ninety-two state book award nominations. He lives in New York City with his wife, Nina. You can visit him online at www.dangutman.com.
Dan Hanna lives a life of quiet solitude, high in the Bavarian Alps, where he devotes his life to illustrating (and trying to write) picture books. Most of his income is from a modest bee-keeping operation where he produces a thick and tasty Bavarian honey.
Daniel Duncan is an illustrator living in the UK who creates most of his work in an old stable turned studio. His work takes inspiration from cinema, old photos, and sports. Duncan graduated from Middlesex University with First Class Honours, and a bachelor’s degree in illustration. He was highly commended by Macmillan for the 2013 Children’s Book Competition, as well as being shortlisted for the 2014 AOI awards for the Children’s Books New Talent category.
Daniel Fehr studied German and Media Studies at Princeton University. Previously he studied at the Zurich University of the Arts and the School of Visual Arts in New York. Today, Daniel Fehr lives and works in Winterthur, Switzerland. He writes picture books and designs board games for children and families. A Big Help is his first picture book with NubeOcho. He previously published with Templar Publishing, Planeta Tangerina, and the Atlantis Verlag.