About Us

About the Author

Samantha Cronin is a former Google-employee-turned-writer, mama bear to three delightfully wild hooligans, and proud wife to a man she loves very much, whose name is also Sam. She currently works as the contracts and royalties manager at Nelson Literary Agency and is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. When she’s not working, writing, or wrangling tiny humans, she’s busy believing in the power of everyday moments (and strong coffee). Come say hello on Twitter or Instagram.

About the Illustrator

Tacey Hesmer is a Raleigh-based artist, boy mom of three, and doggie mom of one. She began her artistic journey studying acting in New York and Los Angeles. By day, she pours her soul into abstract expressionism paintings for her original art company, Tacey.co, and spreads love on her family every chance she gets. By night, she dreams of whimsical illustrations and laundry that folds itself. She is also the illustrator of Dinosaurs Love Donuts (2019). You can find her on Instagram, and when she’s feeling especially hip, TikTok. 

A Note on Soccer

The sport of soccer has played a unique role in Samantha and Tacey's lives. Read more about their charitable partnership with the U.S. Soccer Foundation here.