Kristen Giang is a Chinese American author who immigrated from Vietnam when she was 18 months old and grew up in San Gabriel, California. LAST FLIGHT tells the story of her family's escape from Saigon six days before its fall in 1975, on the dramatic last commercial flight out. When not writing, Kristen has spent the past two decades creating Emmy Award-winning digital content for Disney, NBC Kids, and Mattel, among others. She is a proud member of SCBWI and she tweets at @kmgiang. She lives in Los Angeles, CA.
Dow Phumiruk is a clinically retired pediatrician who has found her passion in creating children's books. Dow was born in Krung Thep (Bangkok), Thailand. She is the illustrator of Counting on Katherine, written by Helaine Becker. She now lives in Colorado with her husband of three decades, three artistic daughters and a dog. Dow also enjoys fast and furious sewing projects and limited (she's not that athletic) hiking.