Marilyn Helmer was born in St. John's, Newfoundland, moved to New Brunswick, then to Quebec, then to Ireland, then back to Canada, all before she was five years old. Perhaps that is why she loves to travel, both in North America and abroad. Marilyn's main passion though is writing for children. Marilyn's stories, poems and articles have appeared in children's magazines and anthologies in Canada and the United States. Her published books include picture books, chapter books, novels, riddle books and retold fairy tales.
Paul Mombourquette is an award-winning children's book illustrator. He has illustrated several books including Fog Cat, Emma and the Silk Train, and Klondike Cat. Paul is a computer animator and works for Disney Interactive Studio. He currently lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.