Laura Dower has written over eighty books for children, including the series From the Files of Madison Finn. Since she started writing the Palace Puppies series, her kids have been begging her for a dog. Wag your tail over to and let her know what kind of puppy she should get!<br> <br> John Steven Gurney is the author and illustrator of the picture book Dinosaur Train as well as the illustrator of more than a hundred chapter books, including The A to Z Mysteries series. He comes from a family of lifelong dog lovers: John's mother used to carry their Yorkie, Myrna, in her coat pocket when she went shopping. John currently lives in Vermont with his wife and two children. Visit him at