Andrea Antico has a B.A. from the University of Texas and a M.L.S. from the University of Denver. Andrea worked as a school librarian/media specialist in Colorado and for the Department of Defense School System in Bad Kreuznach, Germany and Atsugi, Japan. She worked as a librarian in the Denver and Aurora Public Schools for 24 years and currently resides in Denver. Andrea is a member of the American Pen Women and C.I.P.A., the Colorado Independent Publishers Association where she is the chair of YAL, the Young Authors League of ELF, the Education and Literacy Foundation of CIPA. She is also a member of Spellbinders, a Denver organization of storytellers. Andrea has written several educational articles and authored a teacher-resource book about writing book reports. BUSTER THE BULLY is her first children’s book. THE SUGARPLUM TREE is her second.
Virginia L. Small lives in Denver, Colorado. She is a mixed media artist, cartoonist, illustrator, writer and craftsperson. She has a BFA from the School of Visual Arts and a M.A. from the University of Illinois at Springfield. She also has a certificate in multi-media design from Sessions School of Design. She currently runs two personal websites and maintains one for a professional writers’ group. You may visit her art site and blog, Zebracorn Art Journeys at: http://www.zebracorn.com.