Jane Yolen is called "the Hans Christian Andersen of America," and has received numerous awards, including the Regina Medal from the Catholic Library Association and the Kerlan Award from the University of Minnesota for her body of work. She lives with her husband in St. Andrews, Scotland, and Hatfield, Massachusetts.
Jason Stemple is a free-lance photographer. He provided the photographs for a number of children's poetry books for young readers written by his mother, Jane Yolen. He lives with his wife and their twin daughters in Charleston, South Carolina.