Susan Weiner, author, and Bobbie Kogok, illustrator, are good friends from the Maryland suburbs outside of Washington, DC. The author went to graduate school at UCLA to study Seventeenth-Century English History. The illustrator has been drawing and painting since childhood. Together they fashioned an upside down world of pirates, alligators, and even mummies who haunt the towns where you live and seek to tickle your funny bone and stretch your imagination. It's all hands on deck. Beware of naughty young ladies and pirates who steal noble titles instead of gold.