Julia Garstecki is an experienced teacher and author who has completed dozens of nonfiction books for children. She currently teaches writing at Goodwin College to struggling learners.Chris Monroe is an author, illustrator, visual artist, and cartoonist. She is the author of seven children's picture books, as well as the illustrator of picture books by authors Kevin Kling, Jane Yolen, and Janice Levy. Her comic strip, 'Violet Days' has been in print for over 19 years. She lives in Duluth, Minnesota.