Susan Nicholas, MD is the founder of the Human Consciousness Consortium, the publishing arm of Conscious Books. Susan is the author of The Duality of Being: Perspectives from Multidimensional Travel and Two Parts of Me: I am More Than My Body. Two Parts of Me is the first in a series of illustrated children's books on topics of intrigue and discourse from a conscious perspective. She is a Reiki energy healer, conscious life coach, and inspirational speaker on topics of consciousness for SusanNicholas.org. Dr. Nicholas is a former clinical fellow in Cardiothoracic Surgery at Stanford University and General Surgery resident and research fellow at UCSF Medical Center. Susan is a graduate of the University of Iowa College of Medicine and earned an Executive MBA from Emory University Goizueta Business School. After graduating from business school, Dr. Nicholas founded a healthcare company and worked as a healthcare equity investment analyst. Susan began her career as a pharmacokinetics chemist at a publicly traded pharmaceutical company. Susan is a French language and culture enthusiast, enjoys organic baking, running, swimming, and playing the violin. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her son. Basia Tran is a Polish-Vietnamese children's books and lifestyle illustrator, occasionally also working in music, animation, video games, and advertising. Her diverse work and interests are all connected by a common thread: her desire to tell stories that can make people laugh, teach them something new, or even bring them peace. In her free time, Basia is rock climbing, enjoying tea, and thinking about all there is to learn and explore in the universe - often all at the same time. She is currently based in her hometown Krakow, Poland.