Lucille Clifton, poet, storyteller, college professor, mother of six and a grandmother, is the author of many books for young readers. Seven of her picture books with Henry Holt feature Everett Anderson, including Everett Anderson's Goodbye (a Coretta Scott King Award winner), Everett Anderson's Nine Month Long, and Everett Anderson's Christmas Coming.
Ms. Clifton lives in Maryland.
Ann Grifalconi, a native New Yorker, is the author and illustrator of The Village of Round and Square Houses and Darkness and the Butterfly. As an illustrator, she has collaborated with many writers on several picture books, including five Everett Anderson titles.