Teresa E. Harris earned her bachelors degree in English from Columbia University and an MFA in Writing for Children from Vermont College, where she won numerous awards, including the Flying Pig Grade-A, Number-One Ham Humor Award. She is the author of the picture book Summer Jackson: Grown Up and the middle grade novel The Perfect Place, which was selected as one of Bank Streets Best Childrens Books of the Year in 2015. Teresa is a high school English teacher in New Jersey, where she lives with three very bossy cats.
Varian Johnson is the author of several novels for children and young adults, including The Great Greene Heist, which was an ALA Notable Childrens Book, a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2014, and a Texas Library Association Lone Star List selection, and To Catch a Cheat, another Jackson Greene adventure and a Kids Indie Next List pick. He lives with his family near Austin, Texas. You can find him on the web at www.varianjohnson.com and @varianjohnson.