Tina Kügler is an author and illustrator. She spent ten years as a storyboard artist for animation studios such as Walt Disney, Nickelodeon, and Warner Bros. Her latest book is Snail & Worm: Three Stories about Two Friends(Houghton Mifflin Books for Young Readers, May 2016). She has also written and illustrated a biographical picture book about Wisconsin artist Mary Nohl, In Mary’s Garden (HMH, March 2015), with her husband Carson Kügler.
James Burks is a picture book writer and illustrator who began his career as an artist in animation. His credits include feature films like The Emperor’s New Groove, Atlantis, The Iron Giant and the TV shows like Wow Wow Wubbzy, Ni-hao Kai-lan, The Dinosaur Train, and Fan Boy and Chum Chum.
Bethany Barton is a picture book writer and illustrator. Her latest book, I’m Trying to Love Spiders (Viking Books for Young Readers, July 2015) takes a humorous informative look at arachnids. She currently works on The Muppets on ABC.
Ashlyn Anstee is a picture book writer and illustrator. Her debut book Are We There, Yeti? (Simon & Schuster, July 2015) is a fun take on the age-old question that accompanies every road trip. Her new book, No, No, Gnome!(Simon & Schuster, February 2016), follows a very small gnome who has some very big ideas about the school garden. She also works as a story artist at Nickelodeon on the show Harvey Beaks.