Ellen Fischer, not blue and furry, or as cute and loveable as Grover, was born in St. Louis. Following graduation from Washington University, she taught children with special needs, then ESL (English as a Second Language) at a Jewish day school. She lives in Greensboro, North Carolina, with her husband. They have three children.
Tilda Balsley has written many books for Kar-Ben, bringing her stories to life with rhyme, rhythm, and humor. Now that Sesame Street characters populate her stories, she says writing has never been more fun. She lives with her husband and their rescue Shih Tzu in Reidsville, North Carolina.