Warren Hanson grew up among small town people. They taught him to have an appreciation for all that is extraordinary in ordinary life. The love of those people shows up in every one of Warrens's books. He is the illustrator of A Cup of Christmas Tea and the PEEF books and the author of The Next Place, Older Love, Kiki's Hats and many other books for children and adults. Warren lives with his wife Becky in Houston, Texas.