Cynthia Lord is the author of Rules, a Newbery Honor book, among its many distinctions. Hot Rod Hamster is her first picture book. Lord lives in Maine with her family. Visit her at www.cynthialord.com. Derek Anderson is te New York Times Bestselling illustrator of the Little Quack books written by Lauren Thompson. Hot Rod Hunter marks Anderson's Scholastic Press debut. He lives in Minnesota with his wife.