Susan Ring is an Emmy-award winner and prolific writer, who specializes in writing for children, and through her creative services company, Monkey-Says, she writes for all types of media. Her experience in television and video includes creating characters and writing songs. Her song "Where's My Nose?" won third place in the 2006 International Songwriting Competition, competing against thousands of other songwriters worldwide. Although Where Should Turtle Be? is Susan's first Sylvan Dell book, she has over 135 books to her name. Susan lives in Rhode Island.
John Kanzler, his wife, Diane, and their five cats live on a small farm in Greenfield, Massachusetts, which is also home to many, many mice.