Laura Pedersen is an author and playwright. A former New York Times columnist, Laura has written over a dozen books for adults and children, including Unplugged, Ava's Adventure, and Life in New York: How I Learned to Love Squeegee Men, Token Suckers, Trash Twisters, and Subway Sharks. Unplugged won a Mom’s Choice Gold Award, a Moonbeam Children’s Book Bronze Award for best picture book, and a Skipping Stones Honor Award. Laura has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, The Today Show, Primetime, and The Late Show with David Letterman. Connect with her at www.LauraPedersenBooks.com. Penny Weber lives in Holbrook on Long Island, New York. Since attending the School of Visual Arts 20 years ago, she has worked as a muralist, greeting card artist and most recently as an illustrator for the children’s market. Penny’s work can be found in many books for children as well as educational projects, including Unplugged: Ella Gets Her Family Back, Chris P. Bacon: My Life So Far..., and Ava's Adventure. Penny has a husband, three children, a very large cat, and she is heavily lobbying for a puppy. Connect with her at pennyweberart.com.