Betsy Franco has written more than 80 books for children and young adults, including picture books, poetry collections, novels, and nonfiction. Her books have garnered many awards, including the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Honor, Chicago Public Library’s Best of the Best, Kentucky Bluegrass Award Master List, and the Bill Martin Jr. Picture Book Award Nomination.
Michael Wertz is a talented Bay Area artist whose work has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, the Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times. His work has been recognized by Communication Arts, American Illustration, and the Society of Illustrators. His “Dog Blog,” featuring illustrations of 100 dogs in 100 days, was featured in Bark magazine.