Author Veronica Tennant penned On Stage, Please while principal dancer with the National Ballet of Canada. Upon retiring from The National Ballet, she began a career in television as a host, producer, creative consultant, and writer, and in the theatre as an associate director, choreographer, and performer. She is the author of numerous magazine and newspaper articles, as well as a second children’s book, The Nutcracker (McClelland & Stewart).
Illustrator Rita Briansky studied art in Montreal and New York, and has taught at the Saidye Bronfman Centre in Montreal. She created the art for an early Tundra title, Grandmother Came from Dworitz.