Natalie Hale is an author and illustrator whose books include Oh Brother! and The Little Star's Journey: A Fairytale for Survivors of All Kinds. The experience of teaching her son to read led to her founding Special Reads for Special Needs (www.specialreads.com), a small press that produces picture books uniquely designed to make reading easier for children with special needs. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, with her family.
Kate Sternberg grew up in western New York, where she graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a bachelor's degree in fine arts and a master's in art education. She is the author and illustrator of Mama's Morning, and has illustrated several other children's books, including The Year My Mother was Bald, Oh Brother!, and the Phoebe Flower's Adventures series. Kate is also an art teacher at Stone Middle School in Fairfax County, Virginia. .