Maribeth Boelts is a former preschool teacher and the author of many books for children. Jeremy's story was inspired by kids she's worked with as a school volunteer, mentor, and coach in her community. She says, "I have often been touched by the generosity I've witnessed in children, and their willingness to share, even when it's tough to do so. These selfless acts have a way of shaping lives." Maribeth lives in Cedar Falls, USA. Noah Z. Jones is the illustrator of Not Norman (9781844282883) by Kelly Bennett and several other picture books. "I know exactly how Jeremy feels in this book, wanting something so badly it becomes all-consuming. In my case, it was probably a new, crazy action figure with 'kung-fu' grip." Noah lives in Maine, USA.