Patrica Aldana is the author of Jade and Iron and Under the Spell of the Moon.
Luis Garay is a celebrated Nicaraguan illustrator who spent six months in Guatemala doing research for the illustrations in this book. He has also illustrated Jade and Iron, A Handful of Seeds, Cousins / Primas and Alfredito Flies Home / Alfredito regresa volando a su casa. One of the best young Latin American illustrators working today, Luis Garay now lives in Mexico.
Hugh Hazelton is a multilingual poet and translator who won a Governor General's Award for his translation of Vetiver by Joel Des Rosiers. He lives in Montreal.