Kim Siegelson grew up hearing the unforgettable account of
Africans walking into the water near Georgia''s Sapelo Island, the
story upon which In The Time of the Drums is based. She
lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
Brian Pinkney (www.brianpinkney.net) is the illustrator of
many acclaimed books for children, including the Caldecott Honor
Books Duke Ellington and The Faithful Friend,
among others. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his children and
his wife Andrea, with whom he often collaborates on books.