New York Times bestselling author and National Book Award finalist Laini Taylor's works include Strange the Dreamer and the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy: Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Days of Blood & Starlight, Dreams of Gods & Monsters, and now this illustrated companion, Night of Cake & Puppets. She is also the author of Lips Touch: Three Times and the Dreamdark books: Blackbringer and Silksinger. Her website is lainitaylor.com.
Jim Di Bartolo is a mixed-media illustrator, painter, visual storyteller, and writer. In his freelance career he has illustrated novels, comic books, and role-playing games and painted private commissions. His collaborative novel with his wife, Laini Taylor, Lips Touch: Three Times, was a National Book Award finalist. Chances are, he could probably use more sleep. His website is jimdibartolo.com.
Laini and Jim live in Portland, Oregon, with their daughter, Clementine.