Sheree Fitch's first two books, Toes in My Nose (1987) and Sleeping Dragons All Around (1989), launched her career as a poet, rhymster, and a “kind of Canadian female Dr. Seuss.” Fitch has won almost every major award for Canadian childrenÕs literature since then, including the 2000 Vicky Metcalf Award for a Body of Work Inspirational to Canadian Children. She has over twenty-five books to her credit, including her bestselling and critically praised adult novel, Kiss the Joy As It Flies (2008). Fitch's home base is the East Coast of Canada.
Darcia Labrosse has published more than forty books for children. She has won several literary awards, including the Canada Council for the Arts, the Governor General, and the famous International White Raven Literary Award from the German Jugendbibliotek in Munich. She lives happily in the Gatineau Hills with her husband.