Debbie Dadey grew up in Kentucky and now lives in a log cabin in
Tennessee with her husband and a greyhound rescue. Her three adult
children continue to inspire her. A former first grade teacher and
school librarian, she is the author and coauthor of 179 books,
including the Adventures of the Bailey School Kids series. Her
newest series, Mermaid Tales, is a multicultural series from Simon
and Schuster. She also coauthored Writing for Kids: The Ultimate
Guide with Marcia Thornton Jones.
Marcia Thornton Jones is an award-winning author who has published 131 books for children, including the Adventures of the Bailey School Kids series, Woodford Brave, Ratfink, and Champ. Marcia lives with her husband, Steve, and two cats in Lexington, Kentucky, where she continues to write, mentor writers, and teach writing classes. She is the coordinator of the Carnegie Center Author Academy, an intensive one-on-one writing program for adult writers working toward publication.