Andrew Sharmat is the son of Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and Mitchell Sharmat. Nate the Great and the Earth Day Robot is his first solo Nate the Great mystery after having previously collaborated with his mother.
Jody Wheeler developed a greater-than-average interest in children's books at an early age, having been influenced and encouraged by her great-aunt Opal Wheeler, a prolific writer of books for young readers in the 1950s. Since being trained as a fine artist and educator, Jody has enjoyed working on projects ranging from picture books to educational texts and magazines, and from greeting cards to coloring books. She divides her time between Manhattan and Ballston Spa, NY.