Heba Amin was born and raised in Cairo, Egypt. She received her B.A. in Studio Art with an emphasis in Oil Painting from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. She then pursued a post-baccalaureate program in painting at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, and is currently working on her MFA in Interactive Design at the University of Minnesota. This is her first book illustration project.

Natalie Maydell read Literae Humaniores at Exeter College, Oxford University and holds a Masters Degree in Ancient History from New College, Oxford University. She is a writer and Producer in London. Extraordinary Women from the Muslim World is her first book.

Sep Riahi has an undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a graduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Currently he divides his time between Europe and America working on various film, interactive game and education projects. This book is his first publishing venture.