Shalece Fiack has loved painting and drawing since her childhood. She is the illustrator for the Rat Tuesday series and an acrylic painter. In 2015, Shalece completed 100 paintings in 100 days. Shalece continues to paint soft, colorful pieces in her home studio in Orono, Maine, where she lives with her family.




Alex Smith lives in Litchfield Park, Arizona, with her parents, sister, and two pet rats. She works as a mixed media studio artist and is so excited to have illustrated her first children’s book (this very one!). If you give her a big, empty box, she will most likely paint on it. Her work can be seen on Facebook at Illuminations: Alex Smith.