Catherynne M. Valente is the author of over a dozen books of fiction and poetry, and is best-known for her urban speculative fiction, including "Palimpsest" (winner of the 2010 Lambda Award), and "The Orphan's Tales: In the Night Garden." This, her first novel for young readers, was posted online in 2009 and won the Andre Norton Award--the first book to ever win before traditional publication. Cat Valente lives on an island off the coast of Maine with her partner, two dogs, and an enormous cat. Ana Juan is a world-renowned illustrator known in this country for her wonderful covers for the "New Yorker" magazine, as well as the children's books "The Night Eater," and "Frida," written by Jonah Winter. She lives in Spain.