Penny Draper’s first juvenile fiction novel, Terror at Turtle Mountain, was a finalist for the Silver Birch Young Reader’s Choice Award in Ontario, as well as the Diamond Willow Award, the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People and Book of the Year for the ForeWord Magazine Awards in the USA. It is one of her five titles in the Coteau Books for Kids series Disaster Strikes! Series. Penny is an author, a bookseller, and a storyteller who lives in Victoria, BC. Originally from Toronto, she received a degree in Literature from Trinity College, University of Toronto and on the side, attended the Storytellers’ School of Toronto.
Barbara Sapergia is a fiction writer and dramatist living in Saskatoon. She has four previous books of fiction, including three novels and a book of short stories. She’s had nine professional play productions, including Matty and Rose, about the struggles of black railway porters in the 1940s. It was produced by Persephone Theatre the same year she was Playwright in Residence. She’s the co-creator of and wrote numerous scripts for the children’s television series Prairie Berry Pie and wrote for the Mythquest TV series as well. She has two published plays and a book of poems, Dirt Hills Mirage. She has written ten radio dramas, including an hour-long drama broadcast in Canada and Australia. Poems and stories appear in many periodicals and anthologies. She has edited around fifty children’s novels for Coteau Books. Two of her (not yet produced) plays have won the John V. Hicks long Manuscript Award (Nell and Double Take).