Liza Baker is a children's book editor and the author of various books for young readers, including two earlier bestsellers, I Love You Because You're You and Mama's Right Here, both illustrated by David McPhail. Liza McPhail lives in Westchester, New York, with her husband Aaron, a Lieutenant in the New York City Fire Department, and their three active young sons, Gardner, Byron, and Caleb. David McPhail was born in Newburyport, Massachusetts. From 1957 to 1958, he attended Saint George University, and from 1963 to 1966, he attended the Boston Museum of Fine Arts School. He has been a children's book illustrator since 1967 and a children's book author since 1971. He claims that he still enjoys writing and painting as much as when he first started.