Angelo Surmelis was raised in Greece until he immigrated to Illinois at the age of five. He currently lives in Los Angeles. An award-winning designer, Surmelis has been featured on over fifty television shows, including the Today show and Extra, as well as in magazines such as InStyle, TV Guide, and Entertainment Weekly. He has worked as a host on networks like HGTV and TLC.
Claire Legrand is the author of five books for young readers, including the Edgar Award–nominated novel Some Kind of Happiness and Winterspell, a dark retelling of the Nutcracker fairy tale. She lives in New Jersey.