Sarah A. Chavez, a mestiza born and raised in the California Central Valley, is the author of the chapbook, All Day, Talking published by Dancing Girl Press (2014). She holds a PhD in English with a focus in poetry and Ethnic Studies from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. Her work can be found or is forthcoming in Spoon River Poetry Review, So to Speak: Feminist Journal of Language and Art, among others. Her manuscript, This, Like So Much, was an Honorable Mention for the 2013 Quercus Review Press Poetry Book Contest. A selection from her chapbook manuscript All Day, Talking won the Susan Atefat Peckham Fellowship in 2013. She is a proud member of the Macondo Writers Workshop.
Mary Ellen Knight began illustrating at the age of eight when she realized that other children needed to know about the effects and risks of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Nashville is where she was raised, Knoxville is her hometown, and she currently resides in Spokane, Washington. Most recently featured on the Spokane blog Collect, her work has appeared on many Sundress titles including Major Characters in Minor Films and Hallelujah for the Ghosties, and many of her illustrations can be viewed at Stirring: A Literary Collection. With a Master of Science in Art Education, she currently teaches Kindergarten and art classes to elementary school learners.