Dean Griffiths was a self-taught comic book artist and computer
graphics designer before he discovered picture books more than
eighteen years ago. Since then, he has illustrated more than
twenty-five titles and has garnered a number of awards, including
the Christie Harris Illustrated Children''s Book Prize for Maggie
Can''t Wait and the Chocolate Lily Award for Ballerinas Don''t Wear
Glasses. Dean lives in Duncan, British Columbia, with his daughter.
Meghan Marentette has always loved tiny things. Nicknamed
"Meghan Mouse" as a child, she spent hours collecting bits and
pieces to build miniature worlds for her toys. Later, having
graduated from Dalhousie University, she became a costume designer
for film and television. Her favourite assignment came in 2004 when
she was hired to make tiny costumes for stop-motion animation
puppets. The job reignited Meghan''s childhood passion, and she was
soon busy conceiving the miniature world of The Stowaways. Meghan
lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.