Robin Mellom (www.robinmellom.com) used to teach middle-schoolers, and now she writes about them. (Any resemblance between fictional characters and her previous real-life students is purely coincidental. Probably.) She is the author of The Classroom: The Epic Documentary of a Not-Yet-Epic Kid, The Classroom: Student Council Smackdown!, and The Classroom: Trick Out My School! as well as Ditched: A Love Story. She lives with her husband and son on the central coast of California.
Through a freak incident involving a school bus, a Labrador retriever, and twenty-four rolls of toilet paper, Stephen Gilpin knew that someday he would be an artist. He applied himself diligently, and many years later he has found himself the illustrator of around thirty children's books. He lives in Hiawatha, Kansas, with his genius wife, Angie, and a whole bunch of kids. Visit his Web site at www.sgilpin.com.