Dean Gorissen has illustrated several picture books published in Australia, including TEN LITTLE ELVI (Tricycle Press/Random House), and MY DAD’S A WRESTLER (Lothian) and in 2011 wrote and illustrated his very own THE SEARCH FOR BIGFOOT BRADLEY (Windy Hollow).
He has worked extensively as an editorial illustrator and has also produced character designs for major food and beverage brands, and adapted his own character designs for Penguin’s best-selling 'Deadly' books (by Paul Jennings and Morris Gleitzman) for the Deadly animated series.
Dean’s work has appeared in Communication Arts Illustration Annual, 3x3 Illustration Annual, The Australian And New Zealand Illustration Awards and the MADC.
Jess Carroll is a Canadian is a self-taught children’s author and illustrator residing in New Brunswick.
As a photographer, composer, and visual artist with a love of gritty folk music and an obsession with fishing towns, Jess’ imagination never runs out of mental ink.
Jess dreams of building a little house on an acreage where she will raise goats, fluffy chickens, have a dog named Misty Blue Rompers, and a big white duck who will follow her everywhere.
Matt Webb was born and raised in Tennessee, and currently lives in New York City. An illustrator and designer, he’s worked with a lot of different clients including Dove, Flextronics, Bacardi, Unilever, Paypal, TJMaxx, Janssen, Regeneron, Shire, Citi and more.
Sarah Frances Hardy lives with her husband and three daughters in Oxford, Mississippi. After retiring from the practice of law, Sarah Frances dusted off her paintbrushes and writing notebooks, and pursued her dream of writing and illustrating children's books.
Her first book PUZZLED BY PINK was published in April of 2012 by Viking Children’s Books. Her next two books, PAINT ME! and DRESS ME! were published by Sky Pony Press.
Vern Kousky is the author and illustrator of OTTO THE OWL WHO LOVED POETRY (Nancy Paulsen Books) which received the Frostburg State University Children's Literature Centre Book Award as well as a Parents' Choice Recommended Award, and THE BLUE SONGBIRD (Running Press Kids), which was one of Brainpickings.org's Seven Loveliest Children's Books of 2017. His most recent book, HAROLD LOVES HIS WOOLLY HAT (PRH, Schwartz & Wade) was published in December 2018.