WENDELIN VAN DRAANEN spent many years as a teacher before devoting herself to writing full-time. She loves reading, running, writing, and rock 'n roll!
Her books for younger readers include The Gecko & Sticky quartet and The Shredderman quartet. For middle graders check out the Sammy Keyes mysteries and Swear to Howdy. For tweens and teens, look for Flipped, The Running Dream, Confessions of a Serial Kisser, and Runaway.
Stephen Gilpin developed a taste for drawing strange things at an early age and hasn't looked back since. He graduated with honors from New York City's School of Visual Arts, where he had studied painting and cartooning. He currently lives in Kansas with his wife and their four children.
From the Hardcover edition.