Caron Levis is the author of several picture books for children, including Ida, Always, which won a Christopher Award. She is an adjunct professor and the coordinator for The New School Writing for Children/YA MFA program. Caron lives in New York City. Vanessa Brantley-Newton is the illustrator of many books for young readers, including Mary Had a Little Glam. She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with her family.