Though born and raised near the briny depths of the Atlantic, James Preller now lives a lubber’s life in Delmar, New York—far from his seafaring swabbies. He’s written many books, including Six Innings, Bystander, Before You Go, the popular Jigsaw Jones series, and of course, A Pirate’s Guide to First Grade. You can find out more by boarding his blog at www.jamespreller.com.
Greg Ruth lives and works in the landlocked woodlands of Western Massachusetts—alas, without pirate accompaniment. He has illustrated many books and graphic novels, including A Pirate’s Guide to First Grade, and Our Enduring Spirit: President Barack Obama’s First Words to America. You can visit Greg at www.gregthings.com.