Authors & Illustrators

Kate Risse

Kate Risse

Kate Risse teaches Spanish language and culture at Tufts University. She has published articles on the history and culture of Spain and Latin America. She lives in Brookline, Massachusetts, with her family and spends time on Dog Island and in the mountains of Vermont. Inland is her debut novel.

Suzi Linden

Suzi Linden

Suzi Linden is a lifelong artist who translates her joy of nature into her work. She is the author-illustrator of three Princess Bigfoot books—Princess Bigfoot in AlaskaPrincess Bigfoot Gives Thanks, and Princess Bigfoot in Maine. She lives in western Maine, where she works and wanders her trails for daily inspiration. Find Suzi at: www.suzilinden.com.

Mariella Travis

Mariella Travis

Mariella is a self-taught artist, designer, and author. Embarking on the road less traveled, she acquired her skills through hands-on experience, working in various roles within the publishing, film, and music industries. Outside of her creative work, you can find her playing the piano, catching sunrises, and enjoying this beautiful planet we inhabit.

Rachel Fulginiti

Rachel Fulginiti

Rachel is an award-winning audiobook narrator living in
New York. Her accolades include multiple Audie nominations and
two Voice Arts Awards, as well Gold Medal IPPY and Benjamin
Franklin IBPA awards for narration.

Also a well known voice actor, Rachel has represented hundreds of
brands ranging from Lexus to Coca Cola. She is the host/creator of
the podcast “From Foster to Forever” as well as singer/co-creator of
the art-rock band Fantasizer. She lives in the Hudson Valley with her
husband, two children and their dog Maynard.

Christopher Packard

Christopher Packard

Christopher Packard is a storyteller, high school science teacher, and outdoor adventurer. He and his family live on a tiny farm near Bangor, Maine, where he gardens, makes stuff, raises chickens, and gets into trouble. He is also the author of Mythical Creatures of Maine: Fantastic Beasts from Legend and Folklore.

Molly Leach

Molly Leach

Molly Leach is an artist from somewhere along the road. Whether doing trail work far in the forest or writing songs up in a tree , hopping the train to see an old friend or playing music at a bar in the city, adventure is never far away. Hands rarely clean of dirt, usually barefoot, and often dancing, you will find Molly singing in the wild.

Melody Horrill

Melody Horrill

Melody Horrill, an award-winning Australian journalist, author, and documentary producer, specializes in environmental issues. She co-chairs the Jane Goodall Institute’s global Cetacean Committee and is an ambassador for Kangaroo Island’s Dolphin Watch. Her memoir, A Dolphin Called Jock, explores her healing connection with a wild dolphin, while her book, Sheltered, shares stories of rescue animals and their human saviors.

Jennifer Comeau

Jennifer Comeau

Jennifer Comeau treasures walks in Maine’s special woodland places. A Certified Forest Therapy Guide, singer-songwriter, and author-speaker, Jen’s experiences among “the standing ones” are awe-inspiring and grounding. Her forthcoming debut novel, A Moon in All Things, is a heroine’s journey to reclaim the old ways of nature. As a trustee for TreeSisters.org, an international reforestation and women’s leadership organization, she lives with her husband, Lt. Col. John Comeau, and a spunky poodle, Bridey, in Kennebunkport, Maine. Find Jen at: www.jennifercomeau.com.

Tracey Winter Glover

Tracey Winter Glover

Tracey is an activist, author, speaker, and filmmaker with a passion for animals, nature, and vegan living. She is the founder of the nonprofit animal rights group ARC and the director of Sweet Peeps Microsanctuary, a small sanctuary devoted to chickens rescued from animal agriculture. In her work, she tackles critical issues relating to animal welfare and the ways in which human beings relate to and impact the natural world.

Jill Packard

Jill Packard

Jill Packard is a nonprofit executive, small business owner, and artist. Despite owning a pottery kiln and wheel, she does not work with clay nearly as much as she wants to. Jill lives with Christopher and their children on their tiny farm, where she gardens, writes music, and makes the world a better place.

Andrea Thalasinos

Andrea Thalasinos

Andrea Thalasinos is the author of An Echo through the Snow, Traveling Light, and Fly by Night.  Born and raised in New York, she lives in Madison, Wisconsin, with her two Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers.  Her fiction blends mystery, history, and psychological depth by exploring the animal/human connection and how this most ancient of relationships is often the conduit to a greater understanding and connection.