Jacklyn Williams has published more than 20 books. When she is not writing, she is teaching others the craft. For the past 26 years, she has been an educator, teaching reading and language arts to at-risk middle schoolers. In 1992, Jacklyn received the Margaret Lynch Award. Each year, this award is given to one California educator as an acknowledgment of exemplary service in the promotion of literacy. OR*** Jacklyn Williams has published more than 20 books. When she is not writing, she is teaching others the craft. She has been an educator for the past 26 years, teaching reading and language arts to at risk middle-schoolers. In 1992, Jacklyn received the Margaret Lynch Award. Each year, this award is given to a single California educator acknowledging them for exemplary service in the promotion of literacy. When Jacklyn is not writing, she spends her time reading, kayaking, and being the mother of a teen-aged daughter.
Doug Cushman was born in Springfield, Ohio, on May 4, 1953. He moved to Connecticut with his family when he was 15 years old. Cushman attended a private art school in Connecticut called the Paier School of Art. While in high school he created comic books, selling them to his classmates for a nickel a piece. He also drew a comic strip for the school newspaper. Since 1978 he has illustrated over 80 children's books, 14 of which he wrote himself. Aunt Eater Loves a Mystery is a Reading Rainbow book. Other awards include a notable trade book honor from the National Council of Teachers of English for King Karfu, a nomination for the 1998 Garden State Children's Book award for Aunt Eater's Mystery Christmas and the 1996 Rebuen Award for Magazine and Book Illustration sponsored by the National Cartoonists Society for King Karfu.