Ting-xing Ye was born in Shanghai, China and moved to Toronto in 1987 as a visiting scholar to York University. Her previous books include "Three Monks, No Water" and "Weighing the Elephant." Ting-xing now lives in Orillia with author William Bell. Suzane Langlois is a freelance painter and illustrator whose art has appeared in several children's books, on book and record covers, and on posters in Montreal, Toronto, New York, Hamburg and Tokyo. She currently lives with her husband in Montreal.