Ruth Strother was the first editor-in-chief of BowTie Press, the book division of Fancy Publications which publishes magazines such as Dog Fancy and Popular Dogs. Her books for children include My Pet Dog, which was nominated for the 2000 ASPCA Henry Bergh Children’s Book Award. Ruth lives in southern California.
Artist Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen has illustrated more than 20 books with Sleeping Bear Press, including the bestselling The Legend of Sleeping Bear; Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot; Friend on Freedom River; and his popular Hazel Ridge Farm stories. Gijsbert lives in Bath, Michigan, with his wife, Robbyn. They both travel to schools in the Great Lakes area.