Vicki Myron was born on a farm fifteen miles from Spencer, Iowa
. At the age of thirty-four, after a failed marriage, single motherhood, and a stint on welfare,
she graduated summa cum laude from Mankato State University
and has a masters degree from Emporia State University
She worked at the Spencer Public Library for twenty-five years, the last twenty as director. She lives in Spencer, Iowa
Bret Witter is a book editor and professional writer. Raised in north Alabama
, he currently lives in Louisville, Kentucky
, with his wife, two children and his fourteen-year-old cat Kiki.
Steve James has always enjoyed making pictures. Steve received his BFA in illustration from Brigham Young University
where he studied traditional painting techniques. He now lives in Lehi, Utah
with his wife and crazy cat.