Brandon Mull has worked as a comedian, a filing clerk, a patio installer, a movie promoter, a copywriter, and briefly as a chicken stacker. For a couple of years, he lived in the Atacama Desert of Northern Chile, where he learned Spanish and juggling. He currently lives in Utah in a happy little valley near the mouth of a canyon with his four children and dog named Buffy. Brandon is the #1 New York Times
best-selling author of the Dragonwatch, Fablehaven, Beyonders, and Five Kingdoms series. Visit Brandon at BrandonMull.com.
Mike Walton has been a professional illustrator for more than twenty years. He earned his B.A. in Illustration from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. He's worked in animation, comic books, web comics, trading cards, and all manner of media throughout his career. Smarter Than a Monster
is his debut children's picture book. He currently resides in Southern California and considers himself a nerd who loves visiting Disneyland and attending the San Diego Comic Con.