Sarah Albee writes children's books for many age groups and under a number of pseudonyms. She has had three of her books appear on the New York Times Bestseller list. Before she began her career as a children's book writer and editor, Sarah was a newspaper cartoonist and a semiprofessional basketball player. These days she lives in Connecticut with her husband and three children. After graduating from Rhode Island School of Design, Maggie Swanson spent three years at Hallmark Cards. In college she learned about drawing and painting and dreaming. Hallmark taught her to start and finish a job in a timely and professional manner. After that, she started her freelance career, and has illustrated over 100 children's books for many different publishers. She lives in Connecticut with her husband Rick.