Madonna Ritchie was born in Bay City, Michigan. She has recorded 16 albums, and appeared in 18 movies, including A League of Their Own. She lives with her husband, movie director Guy Ritchie, and her two children, Lola and Rocco, in London and Los Angeles. Her first children's book, The English Roses, was released in more than 100 countries around the world in September 2003. Loren Long lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, with his wife, Tracy, and two sons, Griffith and Graham. He has taught illustration, and his work has been featured in numerous publications, including Sports Illustrated and Time magazine. An avid baseball fan, he played on a vintage team for many years.Loren Long is the author of 'Mr. Peabody's Apples', published 2003 under ISBN 9780670058839 and ISBN 0670058831.