Tad Hills is the author and illustrator of the highly acclaimed New York Times bestselling picture books Duck & Goose; Duck, Duck, Goose; Duck & Goose Go to the Beach; How Rocket Learned to Read; and Rocket Writes a Story. He has created numerous Duck & Goose board books, among them the ALA-ALSC Notable Childrens Book Whats Up, Duck?; Duck & Goose, Its Time for Christmas!; and Duck & Goose Colors! The Rocket series includes a board book, Rockets Mighty Words, and two leveled readers, Drop It, Rocket! and Rockets 100th Day of School. Tad lives in Brooklyn with his wife, their two children, and a dog named Rocket. Visit the author online at tadhills.com.
Lauren Savage and Ross Gruet are siblings who grew up in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, and now write music together from opposite ends of the country. Lauren is the owner and creator of The Reading Bug, a childrens bookstore in San Carlos, California. She graduated from Emerson College in Boston with a BFA in musical theater and has performed in many Off-Broadway and regional musicals, as well as in some film and TV productions. She lives outside San Francisco with her husband and two young daughters, who love to dance and sing. Ross is a multi-instrumentalist and graduate of Berklee College of Music with a degree in Music Business and Management. He has toured and recorded in a variety of major- and indie-label bands, playing guitar and piano and singing. He is a project manager for Yep Roc Records and lives in Durham, North Carolina, with his wife.