Jan has had a lasting passion for literature, particularly fantasy, and has taught writing and literature at both the secondary and college level. She has worked as a technical writer and editor for the Naval Department of Defense, as a journalist for her community newspaper, and as a grant writer for social services. She has always lived near the sea with her family and her favorite horse, Caleb, formerly in Newport, Rhode Island, and currently in the low country of South Carolina. While kayaking with the dolphins along Shem Creek, she became inspired by the diversity of life both on and off shore and wove these themes together to share with young readers in her recent series, entitled The Lost Mermaid~A Shem Creek Moonlight Jamboree and The Lost Mermaid~Return to the Raspberry Kingdom.
Jan is available for book signings and readings. By dressing as Lily the Mermaid, she will bring Lily to life for interactive readings and presentations. To schedule an event, call 850-382-7001 or email [email protected]
Dave Sullins has been a painter and print maker for over 20 years. He has studied painting, drawing, and print making with modern day masters in Taos, New Mexico, at the University of New Mexico, and at the Belles Artes in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. He is a resident of Taos, New Mexico and has his studio in the nearby town of Pilar on the Rio Grande. Dave is also a summer resident of Vancouver Island, Canada, residing in the west coast
artist colony of Tahsis, British Columbia in the historic Nootka Sound area of Vancouver Island's scenic fiord region. Because of his cultural association with Mexico, Canada and the United States, he is known as The North American Artist. He paints still life in oil in the classical old-world style with a bold sense of color and light, and his water colors also reflect that vibrancy. He is available for commission work. Check out and enjoy his website at [email protected] Joe DiRuzzo, a retired electrical engineer, was a systems architect for the US Navy, designing computer systems and displays for submarines. Joe now shares his design talents and technical expertise with authors and illustrators, resolving artistic-technical format and graphics issues. He currently resides in the Charleston, SC area and provides graphic editorial services. To schedule an appointment, call 401-864-5717 or email [email protected]
Phone: 575-758-0311 New Mexico
250-934-5531 Vancouver, Canada