Author of more than one hundred books in many genres, Marilyn Singer is the winner of the 2015 NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. Her works include Mirror, Mirror, which was an ALA Notable Book, won the Cybils Award for poetry, and was on eight major best-books-of-the-year lists; Venom, an NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Book for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children; Fireflies at Midnight, a School Library Journal Best Book; and Tallulah’s Tutu and its sequels. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, and Washington, Connecticut, with her husband and several pets. Visit MarilynSinger.net.
Abi Tompkins is a Filipino illustrator born in Brighton, currently residing along the English seaside. She loves her job—the world is a colorful place and needs to be explored! At a young age, she would always have colored pencils and sketchbooks with her, and her dad would copy Where’s Wally? pages for her to color in. She went on to study traditional animation and film at The Arts Institute at Bournemouth (now known as Arts University Bournemouth). Abi also worked on the Harry Potter movies before devoting herself to her first love, children’s picture books. Visit her at AbiTompkins.com.