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Julie Israel is an author, artist, and real-life unicorn (for getting a degree in Creative Writing and actually using it). Between graduating and selling her first book, she taught English in Japan, tutored, wrote freelance copy, and worked as a volunteer. When not writing, she is probably teaching herself about something new: photography, French, guitar, or... [More]
Antony John was raised in England on a balanced diet of fish and chips, obscure British comedies, and ABBA’s Greatest Hits. In a fit of teenage rebellion, he decided to pursue a career in classical music, culminating in a Ph.D. in composition and a stint as a college professor. Music plays a major role in... [More]
Misty Kalkofen has been featured in Bon Appetit, Imbibe, Food & Wine Cocktail editions, Wine Enthusiast, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, Tasting Panel, Wine & Spirits, and more. Kalkofen was nominated for American Bartender of the Year at Tales of the Cocktail 2011 and International Bartender of the Year at Tales of the... [More]
Daphne Kalmar has taught in elementary and middle schools in Massachusetts, California, and Vermont. She stocked those classrooms with seventy-five pairs of rubber boots in order to fit any configuration of children’s feet, and wearing her own boots, led many a field trip to nearby parks and creeks to explore. Daphne holds an MFA from the Vermont College of... [More]
Born in the Midwest, Suzanne Kaufman grew up on healthy doses of Saturday morning cartoons and macaroni and cheese. She has been monkeying around with children’s books, animation and cartoons since she was little. Over the years, she’s done everything from animating special effects for Universal and Discovery, to animating award-winning videogames. One of those... [More]
Gloria Koster is an elementary school librarian, which she has declared the perfect job for anyone who loves to be surrounded by children’s books. Her publications include The Peanut-Free Cafe and Mitzi’s Mitzvah, and she looks forward to the publication of Little Red Ruthie in 2017. She and her husband, Eric, have three grown children. Gloria splits her... [More]
Autumn Krause is a wedding blogger and bridal stylist in Orange County, California. She loves fashion, writing, philosophy, and Instagram. Her favorite book is The Brothers Karamazov, and she has “Everywhere” on her list of places to go.
Ryan Kriger studied creative writing and computer science at Rutgers University. Something of a nomad, Ryan has lived in Seattle, Boston, Washington D.C., and New York City. Currently, Ryan hails from Montpelier, Vermont, where he works as an Assistant Attorney General and lives with his dog, Maggie, who guards him against threats that only she... [More]