WHITNEY SANDERSON has loved horses since she was a child, riding in a 4-H club and reading series like The Saddle Club and The Black Stallion. In addition to always having a horse or two in the backyard, she grew up surrounded by beautiful equine artwork created by her mother, Horse Diaries illustrator Ruth Sanderson. Whitney is the author of Horse Diaries #5- Golden Sun and Horse Diaries #10- Darcy, as well as another chapter book called Horse Rescue- Treasure. Her website is whitneysanderson.com. RUTH SANDERSON has illustrated books for children of all ages, including Summer Pony, Winter Pony, and Hush, Little Horsie. She lives with her family in Ware, Massachusetts, and her favorite hobby is horseback riding.