Patrick O?onnell has been writing stories since he was eight years old, and he? been known to resist going to the doctor when he? sick. He? held many jobs, including copy editor, cook, landscaper, photographer, and even small-engine mechanic?ut his favorite two jobs are writer and father. His two boys had their own fears about going to the pediatrician, especially if the visit involved needles! Things they?e not afraid of, in no particular order, include Hot Wheels, reading, video games, leaving laundry and Legos on the floor, and story time.

Raised by wolves in the deep jungles of India after a tiger attack separated him from his family . . . wait, sorry, wrong bio. Here we go: Erik Mehlen is an American illustrator who has won multiple awards, including three ADDYs and accolades from the Society of Illustrators. He studied at Atlanta College of Art and earned his BFA from Savannah College of Art and Design. He lives in San Antonio, Texas.

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