KYO MACLEAR is a critically acclaimed, award-winning author for big people and little people. Her most recent picture books for children include Yak and Dove, The Liszts, The Wish Tree, The Good Little Book (which was shortlisted for the Governor General's Award) and Julia, Child. The Letter Opener, her first novel for adults, won the K.M. Hunter Artists Award and was shortlisted for the Amazon.ca Books in Canada First Novel Award. Her follow-up novel, Stray Love, appeared on several notable "Best of 2012" lists. Kyo's newest book for adults, Birds Art Life: A Field Guide to the Small and Significant, published in January 2017. She lives in Toronto with singer and composer David Wall and their two children.
JULIE MORSTAD is an author, illustrator and artist living in Vancouver, BC. Her book How To marked her authorial debut, and received starred reviews in Kirkus, School Library Journal and Quill & Quire, was a Governor General's Award nominee, and won the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award. She is also the illustrator of When You Were Small, recipient of the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award; When I Was Small, winner of the Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize; Swan: The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova; Today; and When Green Becomes Tomatoes, which has recieved numerous starred reviews.