Audrey Penn takes her one-woman educational program, the Writing
Penn, into schools, libraries, and children's hospitals where she
shapes and refines her story ideas in partnership with kids. She is
also highly sought after as a conference keynote speaker by groups
of teachers and other professionals who work with children.
An award-winning illustrator, Barbara Leonard Gibson was a freelance artist in the Baltimore-Washington area for twenty-five years. Originally from New York, and with a degree in Fine Art and Design from Carnegie Mellon University, she worked in many areas including historical illustration, children's books, and magazines, cartooning, portraiture, wildlife illustration, natural sciences, advertising, fantasy, and science fiction.