Nicole Mortillaro is an author, editor and avid amateur astronomer. She is a senior science reporter for CBC News and lives in Toronto, Ontario.
Lindsay Zier-Vogel is a writer and arts educator and the creator of the internationally acclaimed Love Lettering Project. After studying contemporary dance, she received her MA in Creative Writing from the University of Toronto. Her writing has been widely published in Canada and the United Kingdom, and her hand-bound books are housed in the permanent collection at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library in Toronto. Since 2001, she has been teaching creative writing workshops in schools and communities. She is also a professor for the professional writing program at Humber College and is a columnist with Open Book. Her debut novel, Letters to Amelia, was published in 2021. Lindsay lives in Toronto, Ontario.
Ryan Uytdewilligen is a multi-award-winning author who enjoys writing in a variety of different genres, as well as for film and television. His novel for adults, The Cattle Driver, earned the 2019 Will Rogers Medallion for Best Western Short Fiction. This is his first children’s book. Ryan lives in Coaldale, Alberta.
Linda Ashman is the author of more than forty picture books, many of them included on the “best of the year” lists of the New York Times, Parenting and Child magazines, the New York Public Library and more. She lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with her husband, son and two dogs.
Joan Axelrod-Contrada writes both fiction and nonfiction for children and young adults. The author of over twenty books for young people, she is also a journalist, writing teacher and graduate of the MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults at Vermont College of Fine Arts. Joan lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.