Mary Labatt is an editor and writer. She is the author of the Dog
Detective Sam mystery series, the Sam and Friends graphic mystery
novels, the Puppy Sam level one early readers and a novel called A
Puppy is for Loving. With all these dog books you can guess what
Mary does on her Clear Creek, Ontario farm. She breeds and raises
Rough Collies and Welsh Springer Spaniels. In the picture you can
see Mary with two of her collie mothers, Annabel and Chloe.
Jo Rioux previously illustrated the Sam & Friends Mysteries.
Her love for the graphic novel medium led her to start writing her
own series, Cat's Cradle. When she is not at her drawing
desk, Jo can be found nestled in a pile of books. She lives in