Kristen L. Depken has been writing and editing children's books for more than 10 years. She is the author of scores of titles, including Barbie and the Diamond Castle, All About the Trolls, and We Love to Dance!. She lives in the New York City area with her rescue dog, Ellie. Dave Aikins grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, immersed in comic books, action figures, and B-movies. In 1991, Dave was somehow persuaded to move to Ohio, studying at the Columbus College of Art & Design. After graduating in 1995, he spent four years working for a large newspaper and a commercial art studio. Now residing outside of Columbus, Ohio, with his wife, energetic son, and multiple cats and dogs, he is currently running Let's Draw Studio, the freelance illustration company he founded in 1998.