Dianna Hutts Aston was born in Houston, Texas, attended the University of Houston, and worked as a journalist for several years. LOONY LITTLE is her first picture book with Candlewick Press. She says, "It was one of the hottest summer days on record. My mind, of its own accord, kept wandering northward, to a wilderness of snow and ice, the Arctic. While listening to the news one evening, I heard Peter Jennings say, 'The polar icecap is melting - or is it?' In my mind, I heard, 'The sky is falling!' The whole concept for LOONY LITTLE literally fell from the sky and into my mind." Dianna Hutts Aston lives in central Texas with her husband and two children.
Kelly Murphy resides in southeastern Massachusetts, where snow is a familiar friend. A graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, she is the author-illustrator of THE BOLL WEEVIL BALL. This is her first book with Candlewick Press.