Kate McBride loves cats and loves Florence. When she’s not dreaming up bedtime stories about Arnie and Soot, she writes for travel and wine clients and works in music and film. Her other books include Poems & Polaroids: I Journey With You Here and A Concordance to the Complete Poems of E.E. Cummings.

Illustrator Ashley O’Mara lives with her two cats Tinkle and Puss Puss in Vancouver, Canada. A self-taught artist, Ashley enjoys painting animals, nature and cupcakes. Along with ilustrating children’s books, she has done album cover art and many pet portraits. Her work can be viewed on her website

James O’Mara’s work as a photographer and designer may be viewed on

Madison O’Mara lives and works as a dancer in Paris, France.