- 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.
- Stephanie Bauer
Stephanie Bauer begins every painting by asking herself what she finds funny about her subject. Using thick gouache paint, she exaggerates imperfections, celebrating the beautiful endearing quirkiness of everything she paints. Her charming, wonky style has graced more than three dozen children’s books, puzzles, games, greeting cards, apparel and wall decor. She lives in Cave Creek, Arizona, USA.