Thomas Kinkade , the Painter of LightTM, emphasised simple pleasures and inspirational messages through his art - and the branded products created from that art. From textiles, to collectibles, to music and books, Thom believed that both the ability and the inspiration to create his paintings had been given to him as a gift. His goal as an artist was to touch people of all faiths and to bring peace and joy into their lives through the images he had created.
Tama Fortner is as a freelance writer who has collaborated on such bestselling titles as Jesus Calling for Kids and Grace for the Moment for Kids. She lives just outside of Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband, two kids, a dog, and a cat aptly named Trouble.