Biographies of Authors and Illustrators
Pamela Czarniak has worked as a store window designer, arts and crafts teacher, and children's library assistant. From the age of five she has always loved to draw and paint. Pamela graduated from Daemen College with a B.F.A. in painting. “The Snickerdoodle Mystery” is the first picture book she has illustrated, and hopes to complete many more. Pamela lives in a small town by a great lake, near family and friends. Gracie and Macie, her favorite cats, are always looking for yummy treats.
Beverly Tuck has been “making pictures” since before she could read. Always doodling, she filled the margins of her notes at school with all sorts of imaginary people and places. She graduated from Radford College in 1975 with a Bachelor of Arts in Art and English. She has, since then, enjoyed drawing and painting in various media, occasionally taking commissions for portraits and other projects. She lives in Warrenton, Virginia.
Nicole Espinola is a book-addicted teenager who lives in a small, unnoticed niche of Virginia, along with her family, two dogs, and two horses. She can usually be found playing the piano, drawing, writing stories, riding horseback, procrastinating, or stumbling through school hallways with a novel glued to her nose.
Celia loves creating beauty of all kinds. She is an award-winning photographer and a multimedia artist. Celia earned a degree in Business from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana and in Systems Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. A renaissance woman, she is also a co-inventor of a patented antenna design. Celia served 21 years as an officer in the U.S. Army. She now enjoys gardening and creating books with her husband, Mack.
Mack finds inspiration for his stories everywhere and carries a notebook and pen to record them. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland and a world traveler who enjoys learning new things. His other passions include weightlifting, music, and the large organic garden he tends with his wife, Celia.