Victoria Kann is the award winning illustrator and author of the picture book series featuring the whimsical and effervescent character, Pinkalicious. Victoria co-authored and illustrated the first two books, Pinkalicious, Purplicious as well as the play, Pinkalicious The Musical. She wrote and illustrated Goldiliciousand is working on several more books about the adventures and antics of Pinkalicious.
The Pinkalicious character was inspired by Victoria’s real life daughters – two girls with vibrant imaginations who love cupcakes, dress up, playing princess, and all things pink. Recently Victoria’s husband, a toy designer, built a tree house for their Princess Pinkerbelles. She often hears galloping in the house and wonders if it’s Goldilicious or just her Pinkerellas
James Dean’s art has sold in more than ninety galleries and shops across the United States. He has devoted his paintings to Pete the Cat for ten years and has turned his natural love for cats into his life’s work. James published his first adult book, The Misadventures of Pete the Cat, a history of his art work, in 2006. He illustrated his first self-published children’s book, Pete the Cat I Love my White Shoes, written by Eric Litwin, in 2008, and the follow-up book, Pete the Cat: Rocking In My School Shoes, in 2011. James lives in Savannah, Georgia with his wife, Kimberly.
In 2004, Kimberly & James Dean sat down at their kitchen table to work on a children’s book together. Their dream has finally become a reality with the release of this new Pete the Cat book, Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses. Both left corporate jobs in the late nineties (James was an electrical engineer, Kimberly worked in the press office of the governor of Georgia) to pursue their passion for art, and they have experienced a life made up of strange and wonderful coincidences ever since. Pete the Cat has brought magic into their lives. They work in side-by-side studios, sharing their home with five cats and Emma the pug.
Minister Felicia Archer began delivering motivational speeches from the age of 12 years old and started preaching the gospel from the age of 16 years old on the airwaves of spirit gospel 92.5FM. In 2011 at the age of 18 years old she became the youngest ordained Minister of the gospel in the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. She has been anointed and appointed by God from her Mother’s womb for such a time as this.
A respected prophetic voice, life coach, entrepreneur, mentor, motivational speaker and an author of the book “She Found Herself” foreword by Bishop Neil C .Ellis. She is known as “The Fire Starter or Fresh Fire”, because of the uncommon and dynamic way in which the Lord uses her in Ministry and in the Prophetic. She is the founder of Fresh Fire Outreach Ministries International which seeks to empower and equip this generation spiritually and intellectually to become agents of change. She is also the founder of “An Act of Love Foundation “which focuses on serving the less fortunate in the community and the founder of Daughters of Purpose Global Network. Minister Archer serves as the president of the pinewood gardens youth advisory committee and Youth director for Global United Fellowship Bahamas Province. Minister Archer is a member of Mount Tabor Church under the leadership of Bishop Neil and Lady Patrice Ellis. She has been featured on numerous talk shows and is a former cast member of “The Youth Zone” with Clint Watson.
In 2014 Minister Archer received two national youth awards from the government of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas because of her contribution and commitment to serving this generation. Minister Archer received her bachelor’s degree in Christian leadership and management skills from New Covenant University in St. Augustine, Florida.
This mighty Woman of God is put on demand in the media, professional and ministry arena’s being one of the youngest leading voices in this generation. She has been afforded the opportunity to travel locally and internationally to declare the word of the Lord. She has stood the test of time and have proven to be authentic, pure and committed to serving God and her generation. Minister Archer is a prophetic trailblazer and one that God has raised up from the pit to deliver a message of hope to the nations. In the words of Minister Archer “I am WHO I am only because of God, So to Him be all of the Glory!
I did not have the kind a childhood that most people would have choose to write about.
It was happy and uneventful, with only the occasionally bump in the night to keep me on my toes.
In my spare time, however, I often imagined taking part in breathtaking adventures —- sometimes as myself and other times as Popeye, Robin Hood or Superman.
I always like to make up stories, especially lying in bed at night before I fell asleep.
It was not until I was twenty that I actually took up creative writing. One of my favorite part of the process was imaging myself in various characters shoes, even if those characters are dragons for example – didnt wear shoes at all. A year later , in 1975 I graduated from Hamilton College and began a six weeks internship at the New York Times Book review. Three months after that ended, my first book, A Big Day for Scepters was accepted.
Since then I have a full time writer for children. I married my wife, Joan, in 1984 and we settled in my hometown Lexington, Massachusetts. Our two sons, Andrew and Peter are now out of college and living o their own ( or in Peter’s case living with his wife Nicole); but we see them a lot. When I feel like I’ve spent enough time hunch over my computer , I like to play tennis and softball, and read book written by other people.
Katharine Holabird’s first children’s book, Angelina Ballerina, was published in 1983. The famous dancing mouseling will celebrate her 25th anniversary in 2008, and some special events are being planned…
Katharine Holabird grew up in an artistic household in Chicago, the second of four daughters. As a child, she lived in an imaginary world of fairy tales, princesses, and ballerinas, and loved to perform and dance with her sisters.