Author Kwami Nyamidie is an award-winning poet who grew up in West Africa before migrating with his family to Ghana after they left their cocoa farms amid civil unrest. Nyamidie holds an MA in transforming spirituality from Seattle University and a specialization certificate in creative writing from Wesleyan University. Nyamidie is the author of Ready for Your Love and Other Poems. Now a US citizen, Nyamidie lives in the Pacific Northwest and works with a library.
Illustrator Nicole Stemlow Monahan is an award-winning artist who spent her childhood looking at children's books in her mother's bookstore. Monahan worked as an architect and as an art director of a Seattle gallery after graduating from the University of Illinois. Monahan is currently an illustrator and art teacher. In her free time, Monahan enjoys spending time with her husband, three kids, and large collection of pets. They live in the Pacific Northwest.