Ben Brashares is the author of the picture book Being Edie is Hard Today. He holds an MFA in creative writing and has written for magazine including Men's Journal and Rolling Stone. Ben lives in Montclair, New Jersey with his wife, three children, three cats and a dog.
Elizabeth Bergeland is the illustrator of Being Edie is Hard Today. She is also a fine artist with a BFA in painting from the University of Colorado who exhibits her work nationally. She lives with her husband and three children in a quirky old row home in Philadelphia.