Katherine Karcz, the illustrator, received a BFA from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, and an MA in art education from Montclair State University in Montclair, New Jersey. She has been working in commercial illustration for nine years and is currently teaching art in Clifton, New Jersey.
Elissa S. Guralnick is professor of English, College of Music, at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Douglas A. Burger is associate professor of English at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Paul M. Levitt teaches in the department of English at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He is also the author of Chin Music: A Novel of the Jazz Age and numerous books for younger readers and scholars.