About the Author
Mike Reiss has won four Emmys and a Peabody Award during his twenty-eight years writing for The Simpsons. He ran the show in Season 4, which Entertainment Weekly called "the greatest season of the greatest show in history." In 2006, Reiss received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Animation Writers Caucus. Reiss has written jokes for such comedy legends as Johnny Carson, Joan Rivers, Garry Shandling...and Pope Francis! For his comedic contributions to the charitable group Joke with the Pope, in 2015 Pope Francis declared Reiss "A Missionary of Joy." Ashley Spires is the author and illustrator of several children's books, including the bestselling The Most Magnificent Thing and the Binky the Space Cat series of graphic novels, which is now an animated television series. Ashley lives in British Columbia, Canada, with her dog and her many, many cats. You can visit her online at www.ashleyspires.com.