Diane Landy has been playing with words since 1998, when the lyrical language and playful plots of picture books captured her heart. For 15 years she has volunteered for writing projects in elementary and preschool classrooms, including 8-week assignments for the Santa Cruz County Office of Education Young Writer's Program. Diane lives in Santa Cruz with her husband, two empty nests for daughters away incollege, a collection of playful stories ripe to become picture books, and a mischievous elf named Webby.Allison Hershey is a professional artist and illustrator with over forty years of experience. Her art has appeared in science fiction magazines, anthologies, computer software packaging, and adventure games. As art director at the Dreamers Guild she was responsible for visual design, and supervised over twenty artists creating backgrounds and animation for several computer games, including Inherit the Earth and Faery Tale Adventure: Halls of the Dead.
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