Margaret J. McMaster has won the GOLD MEDAL for her book, The Complete Babysitter Out of Control! Series, in the 2015 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards JUVENILE FICTION - EARLY READER/1st CHAPTER BOOKS category.
Mike Barnes was born in Rochester, Minnesota but has lived most of his life in Canada. He grew up in and around Hamilton. He studied at McMaster University (Hon. B.A., English) and at the University of Toronto (B.Ed.). He has worked at a wide range of jobs including fishing guide, steelworker, art gallery attendant, and English teacher. He currently lives in Toronto where he works as a private tutor.