Charlie Alolkoy holds a bachelor’s degree in fine arts and has been a full-time artist for over twenty-five years. Since he first wandered into an artist’s studio at the age of five, he has always wanted to be an artist and is thrilled to have fulfilled that lifelong dream. He is a children’s book illustrator, textile designer, and digital relief sculptor. His art is influenced by his Native American heritage; his ancestors lived on the Channel Islands, which are depicted in the stories Island of the Blue Dolphins and The Rainbow Bridge. He resides in Arizona.
Rachel Caauwe is a freelance scientific illustrator from Michigan. She is an alumna of Northern Michigan University and a member of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators. When she is not drawing, she spends time researching the latest scientific discoveries and networking with fellow artists. She also enjoys being outside, cooking, listening to music, researching genealogy, and being a librarian at her local public library. She lives with her boyfriend—a biology student—and two Sudan plated lizards.
Veronique Latimer studied art and lots of other things at Vassar College and Parsons the New School for Design. Her illustration debut was inspired by becoming a parent and having some voracious readers in the house. She also teaches high school art and does a lot of doodling in her plan book during hall duty.
Lauren Woodrow has a passion for designing products that help people (and especially kids) learn. The best part of her work is that she gets to learn, too. She has been a graphic designer for more than two decades and has worked on science education products for publishers such as Encyclopaedia Brittanica, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, McGraw-Hill, and Cengage Learning. Lauren lives in the Chicago area with her husband and two daughters.