Courtney Carbone studied English and creative writing in the United States and Australia before becoming a children's book writer and editor in New York City. She has written several books, including Darcy Swipes Left, srsly Hamlet, and Macbeth #killingit. Susan Hall received her master's degree in illustration from Syracuse University and worked for 12 years at Hallmark Cards. She then became a freelance illustrator specializing in picture books and educational activity books for children and has illustrated more than 75 books, including Dora and the Winter Games and The Big Birthday Surprise (Nella the Princess Knight). She works out of her studio in Dallas, Texas, assisted by her three cats.