Mrs. Heide is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She began
writing children''s books in 1967 and has published over a dozen of
them. She lives in Kenosha, Wisconsin with her husband and five
children. She is the mother of authors Judith Heide Gilliland and
Roxanne Heide Pierce.
Edward Gorey was born in chicago and received his B.A. at
Harvard. He says that his formal art training has been
"negligible." He is the author and artist of books for both
children and adults. He lives in New York City.