Elaine Clayton is the illustrator of many books for children,
including SIX HAUNTED HAIRDOS, FIVE ALIEN ELVES, THE YEOMAN''S
DARING DAUGHTER, and THE PRINCES IN THE TOWER (Crown), which she
also wrote. She lives in Bridgewater, Connecticut.
Gregory Maguire received his Ph.D. in English and American
Literature from Tufts University. His work as a consultant in
creative writing for children has taken him to speaking engagements
across the United States and abroad. He is a founder and codirector
of Children''s Literature New England, Incorporated, a non-profit
educational charity established in 1987. The author of numerous
books for children, Mr. Maguire is also a contributor to Am I
Blue?: Coming Out From the Silence, a collection of short stories
for gay and lesbian teenagers.