Learn more about our epic, 50-staet yearlong book tour

About Us


We are a wife/husband, illustrator/author duo who make books, visit schools, speak at conferences, juggle four kids, and run a commercial salmon fishing outfit on the Alaskan tundra.

Follow our adventures (and daily, 60-second videos) on Instagram or YouTube.

Our Books

Together, we create critically acclaimed, kid-approved, librarian-endorsed, exuberantly illustrated middle grade novels and picture books with Random House and Macmillan.

The Busload
of Books Tour


We’ll be spending the 2022-23 school year living and traveling the country in a tiny home school bus, visiting Title I schools in all 50 states, and giving away 25,000 free books to deserving kids and teachers from underserved communities.

Book Us

We offer live and virtual author/illustrator visits (K-6), book-making and collaboration workshops, conference presentations, creative critiques, and short-term residencies.


We share periodic thoughts and stories about creativity, publishing, parenting, and other miscellany.

Fun Stuff

Browse rainy day activities, crafts, and DIY downloadables: make a dragon, bind a book, create a secret handshake.


Take a peek inside the studio, the writer’s nook, or the laundry basket via Instagram, YouTube, or Facebook—where we post a 60-second reflection on whatever we happen to be thinking, feeling, making, or eating. Every dang day.