Stephen Cosgrove is one of the best-selling children’s book authors of all time. His writing career began in 1973. At the time, he was working as vice-president of an investment company. Shopping at bookstores for his three-year-old daughter, he was frustrated by the dearth of fun-to-read picture books that also convey positive values. Consequently, he decided to write his own stories. Teaming with Seattle illustrator Robin James, Cosgrove went on to create four titles that became the foundation of his best-selling Serendipity series, which have sold over 80 million copies worldwide. Since then, he has written more than 300 books, some under his own name and others using pseudonyms, ranging from picture books to young adult thrillers. His complete works have sold close to 100 million copies.
Mr. Cosgrove has been honored by Idaho State Legislators for career achievement and has won the Coors Lumen Award for family values. He is also the winner of multiple Children’s Choice Awards. He lives in Austin, TX.
Wendy Edelson is a self-taught artist, who spent 12 years living in Mexico and in the Pacific Northwest and began licensing her images for all sorts of products, such as puzzles, cards and collectibles and fabric collections, while she continued to illustrate children’s books. She just returned to Northern Vermont, where her studio looks out on a river and the beautiful Green Mountains.