Laekan Zea Kemp is the author of Pura Belpré Honor book Somewhere Between Bitter and Sweet, Heartbreak Symphony, and Omega Morales and the Legend of La Lechuza. She lives in Austin, Texas. A Crown for Corina is her picture book debut. Laekan invites you to visit her at laekanzeakemp.com or follow her on Twitter @LaekanZeaKemp.
Elisa Chavarriis the artist of Pura Belpré Honor Book Sharuko: El Arqueólogo Peruano / Peruvian Archaeologist Julio C. Tello by Monica Brown. She graduated with honors from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Elisa was born in Peru and raised mostly in northern Michigan, where she still lives with her husband and their two children. She invites you to visit her at elisachavarri.com.