Elen a Favilli is an award-winning journalist and media entrepreneur. She has worked for Colors magazine, McSweeney’s, RAI, Il Post, and La Repubblica, and has managed digital newsrooms on both sides of the Atlantic. She holds an MFA in Semiotics from the University of Bologna (Italy) and she studied digital journalism at U.C. Berkeley. In 2011, with Francesca Cavallo, she created the first iPad magazine for children Timbuktu Magazine. She is the founder and CEO of Timbuktu Labs.

Francesca Cavallo is a published writer and an award-winning theater director. She holds an MFA in Theater Directing from the School of Dramatic Art Paolo Grassi in Milan (Italy). A passionate social innovator, Francesca is the founder of Sferracavalli, an International Festival of Sustainable Imagination in Southern Italy. In 2011, she joined forces with Elena Favilli to found Timbuktu Labs, where she serves as Creative Director. Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is her seventh children’s book.

Elena and Francesca live in Venice, California.