Cat Weatherill is a performance storyteller, appearing internationally at storytelling and literature festivals, on British radio and television, and at schools throughout the United Kingdom. "Barkbelly "is her first book for Knopf, and she is at work on a companion novel, "Snowbone. "She lives in Wales. Peter Brown is a new talent in the field of picture books. His debut, "Flight of the Dodo," was published in 2005. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.