Author Allyson Collins is an attorney and Montessori Mom who lives with her family (including one precocious redhead) in Austin, Texas. After first being introduced to the Montessori educational philosophy, Allyson was inspired to bring Jack's story to life in order to help other parents and children learn what makes the Montessori experience special. Illustrator Lindsey R. Smith (aka LRSmith ART) is a native Texan who has always had a passion for art and teaching. She began drawing comics as a child and is now a selling artist in the heart of Texas. Not only is Lindsey passionate about art, but she is a certified Montessori Teacher, as well as an Art Teacher for young children, and holds the Montessori philosophy dear to her heart. The children are her inspiration, so she is happy to share with you her illustrations of the joy and happiness found within a Montessori child.