Susannah MacDonald is an artist, illustrator, cartoonist, writer, poet and teacher of art and flute. She lives in Takapuna, Auckland, with her husband and fellow artist, Alan MacDonald. Susannah has a special interest in mythology and alternative theologies. She draws inspiration from the natural world, all creatures - great and small, seismology, volcanology and the concept of plate tectonics, which formed the basis of her degree in visual arts and which provided added inspiration for this book. Susannah has an extensive background in both the visual arts and music, education and is a spiritual counsellor.