Emily King (1947–2017) loved being a grandma, tending her flower gardens, and serving as Kid’s Klub leader at her church in Portland, Oregon. She developed and taught a creative writing course for homeschoolers, and was a contributor to Chicken Soup for the Gardener’s Soul and Chicken Soup for the Soul: Christmas Collection.
Ed Olson is an animation artist, director, and illustrator who has worked for twenty-five years in media production. He has worked with many companies, including Walt Disney Feature Animation, Warner Bros., Sony, and Sega. He has a BA in art from St. Cloud University, Minnesota, and an MA in film and television from the University of Iowa, and he completed a producers fellowship from the American Film Institute in Beverly Hills.