Julie Cummins has loved books all her life. That passion led to a career as a children's librarian and the position of coordinator of children's services at the New York Public Library. Her previous booksTomboy of the Air, Women Daredevils, and Women Explorers all bring to life women who challenged tradition and risked their lives to follow their dreams.
Malene R. Laugesen has also illustrated Mama Went to Jail for the Vote by Kathleen Karr, The Blessing Box by Karen Hill, andThe Princess Gown by Linda Leopold Strauss. She lives in New Zealand.