Before Lori was a children's book author, she worked in Human
Resources, filling important positions like Mechanical Engineer,
Cancer Biologist, Patent Attorney, and CFO. Luckily, Lori always
found the right baby for the job! She is the author of the picture
books Backhoe Joe and Famously Phoebe, and received a
Sibert Honor for her chapter book All in a Drop. She lives in
Tucson, Arizona, with her family. Visit her online at
Allison Black is an illustrator and designer specializing in cute and colorful creations. Originally from Upstate New York, she received her BFA at Syracuse University and has since lived in LA, Minneapolis, and now Columbus, Ohio. Over the years, she's developed products ranging from baby bedding and toddler clothes to Christmas ornaments and Easter baskets and now books for children. She also has a stationery company, Hip-Hip. Visit Allison at allisonblackillustration.com.