Marion Hoffmann was born and raised in South Africa, where she read all the Anne books and started making her own crosswords at the age of 12. She now lives in Edmonton, Alberta, and works as a writer and editor. To celebrate Alberta's centennial in 2005, Marion created Amazing Alberta: 100 Word Puzzles About Our Province. Muriel Wood is acclaimed for the accurate historical detail in her illustrations. She is the illustrator of Apples and Angel Ladders, Aram's Choice, The Olden Days Coat, Anne of Green Gables, and Old Bird. Muriel lives in Toronto, Ontario.