LANIER IVESTER is a homemaker and writer in the beautiful state of Georgia, where she maintains a small farm with her husband, Philip, and an ever-expanding menagerie of cats, dogs, sheep, goats, chickens, ducks, and peacocks. She studied English Literature at the University of Oxford, and her special areas of interest include the intersection of Christianity and art, the sacramental nature of everyday life, and the truth-bearing witness of the imagination. For over a decade she has kept a web journal at lanierivester.com, and her work has also been featured on The Rabbit Room, Art House America, The Gospel Coalition, and The Cultivating Project, among others. She has lectured across the country on topics ranging from the meaning of home to the integration of faith and reason, and in both her writing and her speaking she seeks to honor the holy longings of a homesick world.
JENNIFER TRAFTON is a children’s book author, visual artist, creative writing teacher, editor, and speaker on imagination and the arts. Her first novel, The Rise and Fall of Mount Majestic, received starred reviews in Publishers Weekly and School Library Journal and was a nominee for Tennessee's Volunteer State Book Award and the National Homeschool Book Award. Her second novel, Henry and the Chalk Dragon, arose from her lifelong love of drawing and her personal quest for the courage to be an artist. The book received starred reviews in Booklist and School Library Journal, was nominated for a Cybils Award, and was named a runner-up for WORLD Magazine's Children's Book of the Year. Jennifer and her husband, author and playwright A. S. (Pete) Peterson, live in Nashville, Tennessee.