Nicholas Oldland earned a degree in fine arts at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, Canada, and enjoyed success as a commercial artist and filmmaker before taking up the role of creative director at Hatley, a popular apparel company. Big Bear Hug is his first picture book.
Jean E. Pendziwol is the author of Once Upon a Dragon, A Treasure at Sea for Dragon and Me and No Dragons for Tea, which has been recognized by the National Fire Prevention Association as a recommended resource for teaching fire safety. She lives with her family in Thunder Bay, Ontario, where she divides her time between family, writing and pursuing elusive dragons.
Martine Gourbault is a painter and illustrator. She has illustrated a number of picture books including, I Went to the Bay, Mr.McGratt and the Ornery Cat and the Dragon Safety series. She resides in Vancouver, Canada.