Norma Olizon-Chikiamco writes for several leading newspapers and magazines in the Philippines. Apart from winning first prize in the Carlos Palance Memorial Award for Literature for Pan de Sal Saves the Day, she has received an Outstanding Journalism Award from the ANZ Chamber of Commerce and a National Book Award from the Manila Critics Circle. She has also written a series of cookbooks on Filipino cuisine. Illustrator Mark Salvatus is a freelance illustrator and graphic designer based in Manila. Two children's books he illustrated have won awards from the Philippine Board for Books for Young People (PBBY) and the National Book Awards-Manila Critics Circle.