Linda Sattgast considers writing her joy. She is the author of more than 20 children's picture books, including the Gold Medallion award-winning The Rhyme Bible. She is a homemaker and homeschooler who lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and two children. Laurence Cleyet-Merle grew up in a green countryside near Switzerland where she always enjoyed drawing. She is a graduate of the School of Decorative Arts in Strasbourg. Laurence uses acrylic, collage, and gouache in her colourful illustrations. She currently lives in the sunny town of Marseille, France with her family.