Jessica Rinker is a children’s author and freelance writer and editor with an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She has won many awards for her short stories and creative nonfiction, including, most recently, an honorable mention for the Katherine Paterson Prize from Hunger Mountain. She lives in a tiny riverside town in New Jersey with her husband, Joe McGee, who is also a children’s author. Bethany Stancliffe
is a Central-Washington-based artist who grew up in the Rockies, where she spent her time building tree forts, reading fairy tales, and filling up sketchbooks. Having had a spectrum of creative interests since childhood, she has found a home in illustration, where design and storytelling meet. Following in the footsteps of her parents, Bethany studied art and illustration at BYU-Idaho. She draws most of her inspiration from nature, films, and childhood adventures and has a love for interesting textures and patterns. When she’s not painting, she enjoys exploring outside with her son, Max, and creating original stories with her husband.