About the Author
Ridley Pearson is the award-winning co-author, along with Dave Barry, of Peter and the Starcatchers, Peter and the Shadow Thieves, Peter and the Secret of Rundoon, Peter and the Sword of Mercy, Escape From the Carnivale, Cave of the Dark Wind, Blood Tide,
and Science Fair
. In addition to Kingdom Keepers: Disney After Dark, Kingdom Keepers: Disney at Dawn
, and Kingdom Keepers: Disney in Shadow
he is also the author of the young adult thrillers Steel Trapp: The Challenge
and Steel Trapp: The Academy
. He has written more than twenty best-selling crime novels including Killer View
and Killer Weekend
. He was the first American to be awarded the Raymond Chandler/Fulbright Fellowship in Detective Fiction at Oxford University.
Tristan Elwell was born and raised in New York City, where he graduated from the High School of Music and Art. He attended the School of Visual Arts on a full scholarship, graduating in 1990 at the top of his class. While at SVA he also worked as a painting assistant to noted photo realist Charles Bell. After college he quickly established his career as an illustrator. In 1994 he joined the staff at SVA, where he teaches illustration and painting. He has done book covers for all the major publishing houses, including Avon, Bantam, HarperCollins, Penguin, Pocket Books, Scholastic, and Tor.