About the Authors & Illustrators
Tina's Wedding 2004
Stefanie and Tina have been friends since high school. They enjoy laughing, talking, and being creative together. Inspired by their dogs, Stefanie and Tina created the Travel Tails series to use with their students while focusing on literacy and character education.
Stefanie Dunnigan earned a Master of Science in Education for Reading and Literacy and has been teaching elementary students since 2002. She is an Associate Member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Stefanie lives in northern New Jersey with her husband, Ryan, their son, and their dog, MacKenzie.
Tina Traina earned a Master of Education degree from Montclair State University and has been a fourth grade teacher since 2000. Tina is an Associate Member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. She has fond memories of growing up with her miniature schnauzer, Peppy. Tina lives in northern New Jersey with her husband, Joe, and their daughter.