- Stella Blackstone
Award-winning author Stella Blackstone has written many of Barefoot's best-selling titles, including the Bear series and the Cleo the Cat series. She has been writing for children for over twenty years. Stella lives in Somerset, UK.
- Debbie Harter
Debbie Harter has illustrated over 20 books for Barefoot, including the beloved Bear series. As a child, Debbie would "lose herself in books (as long as they had pictures)" and hopes to continue doing so until she's very old. She lives in Cornwall, England.
- Fred Penner
Fred Penner has been entertaining kids and adults alike for more than twenty years. He has worn many hats -- from folk-rock singer, television host and home video star to children's book author, UNICEF Canada spokesman, husband and father of four! Fred lives in Manitoba, Canada.