Lauren Tarshis

Lauren writes books and articles for kids, including the New York Times bestselling I Survived series that explores important historical events through the eyes of a fictional child, with the goals of building knowledge, sparking curiosity, and modeling resilience. Lauren is also SVP, Editor-in-chief & Publisher, Scholastic Classroom Magazines, where she oversees 21 award-winning publications. She lives in Connecticut with her family and Roy, a poodle who knows everyone’s secrets and would never tell. You can learn more about her at

Lisa Bronson Mezoff

Lisa is a designer and illustrator who loves to read, paint, and eat desserts. Since she didn’t have a dog when she was growing up, she told all her secrets to her stuffed giraffe, Patricia. She lives with her family in Connecticut, and you can learn more about her at