Melinda Lee Rathjen grew up in southern Illinois, reading past her bedtime whenever she could get away with it. As an editor at WorthyKids, she still spends a lot of time reading, though stealth and flashlights are rarely necessary. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with two very opinionated cats.
Gareth Williams was born in Hillingdon, West London, but ventured (when he was two) to the green valleys of South Wales. At an early age he loved to draw, and he quickly realized that his dream of becoming the first Welsh astronaut would be sidelined by his creative abilities and talents (but he still secretly wishes he could have rocketed into space). Gareth studied Illustration at Swansea Metropolitan and went on to work with leading stationery and greeting card companies. His work has a strong illustrative influence, with lots of textures and layers to create a hand-drawn style. Gareth lives in Romford, Essex, United Kingdom.