Marion Dane Bauer is the author of many books for young readers, including the Newbery Honor book On My Honor and the New York Times bestseller My Mother Is Mine. Her other titles include A Mama for Owen, If You Were Born a Kitten, Grandmothers Song, and Thank You for Me! She has retired from the faculty of the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults where she was the first Faculty Chair. She lives in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and can be reached at MarionDaneBauer.com.
Leslie Wu has illustrated several picture books, including Joan Sweeney's Bijou, Bonbon & Beau: The Kittens Who Danced for Degas. Her work includes book, magazine, and advertising projects, and her paintings are held by corporate and private collections in the United States and Japan. She lives in Chicago, Illinois.