Ingrid Bencosme graduated from New York University and has a master’s degree in Spanish Bilingual Education. She was an early childhood teacher for ten years before she started having children of her own. The inspiration for Teeth Fairies: A Baby Teeth Tradition, came from her children’s curiosity and love of mythical things along with her oldest daughter’s first loose tooth. She lives in Manhasset, NY with her husband and four children.
As a freelance illustrator working in Toronto, Laura Watson has been creating whimsical illustrations for children’s books, educational materials, magazines, and restaurant and retail applications since graduating from Sheridan College’s Interpretive Illustration program, in Oakville, Ontario. Laura also received an Honours degree in Visual Arts from York University in Toronto. Laura lives in the leafy Riverdale neighborhood of Toronto with her husband and six-year-old daughter (who has so far been visited twice by her tooth fairy).