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.