Elias Barks is a prolific author of beloved children's books including I Believe in You and I'm Programmed to Love You. He lives with his cats, Agnes and Magnus, beneath the gray skies of Astoria, Oregon.
Author Bay Clarkson is a writer living in California beneath the enchanting shadow of Mt. Shasta. Her works for children include You're My Little Legend and You're Out of this World, both published by Hazy Dell Press.
Gillian Reid is a British illustrator, designer and life drawing professor based in Ontario, Canada. Her works for children include Peanut Goes for the Gold, written by Queer Eye star Jonathan Van Ness and published by HarperCollins. In between illustrating children’s book, Gillian works as the Character Design Supervisor on Netflix’s Hilda series.
Kyle Sullivan is a writer based in Portland, Oregon. His acclaimed titles for children include the Hazy Fables middle-grade series, the picture books Werewolf? There Wolf! and The Cyclops Witch and the Heebie-Jeebies, and the board book Get Dressed, Sasquatch!
Nicole Miles is an Eisner-nominated illustrator. She was born in the Bahamas and currently lives in West Yorkshire, UK, with her pet snake and human boyfriend. Her illustrations have appeared in a variety of print and digital publications includingThe New York Times, Buzzfeed and Bust Magazine.
Katie Cottle is an award-winning illustrator and printmaker living in Bristol, UK. Her books for children include Omar and the Bees for Owlet Press, and Home Grown, for which she received a Batsford Prize for children’s book illustration. In addition to being distinguished as “highly commended” by the Macmillan Prize for Illustration on several occasions, she received a “One to Watch” award from British Design & Art Direction in 2017.
George Bletsis is an illustrator living and working in Southern England. With drawing obsessions including bugs, exotic places, and unusual characters, George spends his time producing art for film, TV, and video games.