Ann M. Martin is the author of many books for young readers, including the Newbery Honor title A Corner of the Universe, Belle Teale,
and Leo the Magnificat.
Ms. Martin funds such charities as The Lisa Libraries and The Ann M. Martin Foundation. She makes her home in upstate New York.
Laura Godwin, also known as Nola Buck, is the author of many popular picture books for children. Born and raised in Alberta, Canada, she now lives in New York City.
Brian Selznick is the remarkable illustrator of many books for children, including The Doll People,
a 2000 Notable Children's Book; Barnyard Prayers
by Laura Godwin; Riding Freedom
by Pam Muñoz Ryan; and The Houdini Box,
winner of the 1991 Texas Bluebonnet Award, which he also wrote.