Corinne Demas is an award-winning author of over 35 books, including five novels (The Writing Circle, Returning to Shore), two short story collections, a memoir (Eleven Stories High: Growing Up in Stuyvesant Town, 1948–1968), two plays, a collection of poetry, and numerous books for children (Saying Goodbye to Lulu, The Littlest Matryoshka, The Disappearing Island). She graduated from Tufts University and has a PhD in English and comparative literature from Columbia University. She is a professor at Mount Holyoke College and the fiction editor of the Massachusetts Review and divides her time between Western Massachusetts and Cape Cod.
Penelope Dullaghan is an award-winning illustrator and picture book maker. Her books include The Good Song, published by Cameron Kids. She lives with her family in Indianapolis, Indiana.