Author Bio:Linda Ashman's more than thirty picture books have earned numerous honors and starred reviews, and have been included on the "Best of the Year" lists in the New York Times; Parenting, Child, and Cookie magazines; Bank Street College of Education; and the New York Public Library. She has taught a variety of workshops on writing for children and is the author of The Nuts and Bolts Guide to Writing Picture Books, a "how to" handbook. Linda lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with her husband and son, and their two dogs, Sammy and Stella. Visit her online at
Illustrator Bio:Chuck Groenink (www.chuckgroenink.com) hails from an overgrown village among the peat bogs in the north of the Netherlands, where he spent his formative years climbing trees, drawing, reading, and cycling. He attended the Artez Institute of Visual Arts in Kampen, graduating from the department of illustration in 2004. He lives in Hudson, New York with his wife and two cats.