Jo Watson Hackl, author of Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe, grew up in rural Mississippi. Now, she lives in Greenville, S.C., with her family. She graduated from Millsaps College and Yale Law School, and founded outdoorosity.org. Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe is an Indie Next and Okra Pick, and won the Southern Book Prize.
Vashti Harrison, author of Little Legends, earned her MFA in film/video from CalArts and her BA from the University of Virginia. Her experimental films and documentaries have shown around the world at film festivals. After a brief stint in television as a production coordinator, she is now a freelance graphic designer and a picture-book illustrator. She lives in Brooklyn, N.Y.