Lori Durham, M.A., is a retired English teacher who taught middle school through college level students. Additionally, she worked closely with the U.S. State Department in Turkmenistan as an educational consultant, training both English teachers and their students. Her inspirational, true-life stories have appeared in Guideposts and Angels On Earth magazines as well as the Chicken Soup for the Soul series.
Michelle Garcia Andersen is a former elementary teacher and the author of The Owl Who Asks Why. In addition to picture books, Michelle also writes books for the educational market on a wide variety of subjects for the very youngest readers up to those in twelfth grade.
Caroline Coleman has written articles for Guideposts, Dog Fancy, West Virginia's historical state magazine Goldenseal, and various trade and lifestyle publications. She is an animal shelter and wildlife sanctuary/rehabilitation volunteer and advocate; a children's swim instructor; and a triathlete. She and her husband have rescued dogs in need for over 25 years.