Barby Barrett-Moran, a lifelong resident of Vermont, lives with her husband, two children, two cats, two dogs, and an African dwarf frog called Bill. She graduated from the University of Vermont with a degree in social work and has been writing stories and sharing them with her family since 2000. In her spare time, Barby enjoys being outdoors, reading, baking, watching British television, and holding family game nights. Kyle the Caterpillar is her first children's book. Krista Mashrick was born and raised in Vermont. She lives there with her husband and two cats. After leaving her career in nursing to raise a family, she spent many years drawing for fun with her children and nephews. She has recently gone back to her artistic roots, inspired by her father, to illustrate her sister's first children's book.