Laini Taylor is the author of DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE. She is also the creator of the Laini's Ladies line of gifts and stationery. Laini lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband and her daughter.
Jim Di Bartolo is a mixed media illustrator, painter, and visual storyteller. In his freelance career he has illustrated novels, comic books, and role-playing games. He and his wife, the author Laini Taylor, have collaborated on several books, and their most recent joint effort, LIPS TOUCH: THREE TIMES, was a National Book Award finalist. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife and their daughter, and can be found online at www.jimdibartolo.com. Chances are, he probably could use more sleep.