Blake A. Hoena grew up in central Wisconsin, where he wrote stories about robots conquering the moon and trolls lumbering around the woods behind his parents house. He now lives in Minnesota and continues to write about fun things like space aliens and superheroes. Blake has written more than fifty chapter books and graphic novels for children. Tim Palin has been drawing ever since he can remember. On road trips as a kid, he drew monsters in the back of the car. In high school, he'd stay up all night drawing cartoon dinosaurs. In his college years, he took drawing and sketching classes. After many years away from drawing, he's back and has been devoting his drawing time to children's publishing and he loves every minute of it! He says, "I create daily sketches to keep my mind sharp and play with new shapes and techniques. Whether, it's a ladybug or a baseball or a ladybug playing baseball, I 'make stuff' every day!" Since moving to Minneapolis in 2009, Erik Koskinen has amassed a following as a musician, songwriter, producer, and engineer. With experience stemming from years of traveling north to south and coast to coast, Koskinen taps those adventures and encounters in music sprouted from a blend of American folk, country, rock-n-roll, and blues.