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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.