Author Diane Bailey has been a writer and editor for 25 years, and she specializes in writing nonfiction books for children. She is a member of the Northeast Texas Writers Organization, as well as the Heartland Writers for Kids and Teens, a group of children's writers who live in the Kansas City area.
Subject consultant Priti Mishra is a historian at the University of Southampton, where she teaches a module called Gandhi and Gandhism.
Literacy consultant Stephanie Laird is an instructional coach at Mitchellville Elementary in Mitchellville, Iowa, and is currently serving on the International Literacy Association's (ILA) Board of Directors through 2019. She was the 2014 recipient of the ILA Technology and Literacy Award. Stephanie is the President-Elect of the Iowa Reading Association and was the 2017 Conference Chair of the Iowa Reading Association's annual conference. Along with being an ambassador and advocate for education, literacy, and teacher leadership across her state, Stephanie was a member of ILA's Literacy, eLearning, Communication, and Culture Committee and has contributed to the International Literacy Day Activity Kit, Literacy Daily, and ReadWriteThink.