About the Author
About the Author Allison Tutalo grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland with her mother, father, and older sister. She has a husband and two girls, and lives in Hampstead, Maryland where she is a nurse for the local Community Hospital. She loves caring for people, reading, relaxing, watching movies with her family, and volunteering for fun activities at her childrens' schools. Having a mother that was an English teacher gave Allison her love of reading and writing. She is the author of Allie and Her Square Feet. Allison's daughter had a little friend that was a lot like Joyce and gave her the inspiration to write this book. About the Illustrator Amy Thompson spent most of her life living in a small town in Texas. She attended Texas Tech University where she majored in art. Being an only child, Amy admits that just like Joyce, sometimes it was hard to share special toys with friends. Amy now lives in Hampstead, Maryland with her husband Isaac, her track running daughter Heather, her ball playing son Tyler, and her horse riding daughter Megan. She also has two crazy dogs that always make her laugh. Amy is making her illustrating debut with this book.