Paul Fleischman won a Newbery Medal for Joyful Noise and a Newbery Honor forGraven Images. He is also the author of young adult novels including Whirligigand The Mind's Eye, and middle-grade novels including Bull Run andSeedfolks. He lives with his wife in northern California.
Julie Paschkis won a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor for Yellow Elephant. She lives in Seattle.