Carrie Anton got her start with American Girl® as a Web Editor where she created fun and engaging content to accompany online games and activities for girls. Shortly after her start with the company, she was promoted to Book Editor of the company's Advice and Activities titles. Carrie has always loved all things crafts and DIY, so it came as no surprise that she jumped right into authoring titles such as Earth Smart Crafts, Button Crafts, and The Cutest Nature Book Ever! In her on-staff role, she helped to develop more than 50 titles before venturing out to start her own writing business. She now writes from her home in Madison, Wisconsin, covering topics such as health, fitness, weddings, sports, and beverages. She continues to freelance write titles for American Girl's contemporary line of books, and her new Truly Me™ series is due to release in Spring 2015. She received her degree in English from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
Erin Falligant: As an American Girl® author and editor, Erin has developed books across a number of series, including Angelina Ballerina, Hopscotch Hill School, and American Girl Short Stories. While writing Innerstar University books, which each have more than 20 endings, she had great fun imagining the many paths each story could take. Ms. Falligant has a master's degree in child clinical psychology and coaches Girls on the Run, where she helps girls build self-confidence and create paths of their own near her home just outside Madison, Wisconsin.