Gerry Swallow is the author of Blue in the Face and its sequel Long Live the Queen, along with, A Whole Nother Story--which received a starred review from Kirkus Reviews and was an Al Roker Today Show pick--and its sequels Another Whole Nother Story and No Other Story, all written under the pseudonym Dr. Cuthbert Soup. He began his career as a stand-up comic, making numerous appearances on NBC's Tonight Show. He then turned his attention to writing movies, including the blockbuster hit, Ice Age: The Meltdown. He lives in Victoria, Canada.
Valerio Fabbretti is the author and illustrator of children's books and comic books in both the USA and Italy. He was born in Rome and currently lives in San Francisco.