Terry Pierce is the author of twenty children’s books, including Mama Loves You So, My Busy Green Garden, and Tae Kwon Do! (2007 Bank Street College Best Children’s Books). She has a BA degree in early childhood development and an AMI Montessori teaching diploma. She was a Montessori teacher for twenty-two years before deciding to follow her dream of writing for children. She has an MFA in writing for children & young adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts, including the picture book Concentration certification. For more information, please visit her website at TerryPierceBooks.com.
Simone Shin is an award-winning illustrator and a graduate of Boston University and the Art Center College of Design. She began working as a freelancer illustrating for magazines and newspapers, and teaching children in the arts, eventually venturing into children’s book illustration. Her inspiration comes from her highly active young son, as well as her strong interests in music, nature, and family history. In her spare time, she likes to create things with fabric and cardboard for fun—game boards, telephones, record players, violins, dollhouses, just about anything she can think of! After residing for many years in the Los Angeles area, Simone currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.