David Michael Slater is an acclaimed author of books for children, teens, and adults. His work for children includes the picture books Cheese Louise!, The Bored Book, and The Boy & the Book, as well as the on-going teen fantasy series, Forbidden Books, which is being developed for film by a former producer of The Lion King. David's work for adults includes the hilarious comic-drama, Fun & Games, which the New York Journal of Books writes works brilliantly. David teaches in Reno, Nevada, where he lives with his wife and son. You can learn more about David and his work at www.davidmichaelslater.com. Mauro Sorghienti is an illustrator who has gained his twenty years of experience playing creative roles for many projects from the earliest stages of their development on to completion. He lives in Italy.