Peter Cole is an artist and maker who makes beautiful art in nature. In addition to carving the Mona Lisa into pumpkin, he has sculpted a bath-tub out of snow, and made Bilbao out of sand. A graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute, he is an avid collector of rocks, shells, bones, photographs, keys and other objects which he transforms into unusual art pieces. With his wife, he has been a long-time vendor at the Brooklyn flea. He is the author of many books about ephemeral art including Snowmen, Great Pumpkins, and Sandcastles.
Leslie Jonath is an author, a book packager and producer specializing in content for food, art, design, and children's projects. She is the author of many books including Snowmen, Everyone Loves Paris, Give Yourself A Gold Star and Love Found. She lives in San Francisco.