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Author Amanda Davis posing with her dog

Amanda Davis

Amanda Davis is a teacher, artist, writer, and innovator. After losing her father at a young age, Amanda turned to art and writing as a way to cope and a way to tell her story. That experience inspired her to pursue to teaching, which in turn enabled her to encourage and empower her students to tell their own stories. She is the author of the award-winning 30,000 Stitches: The Inspiring Story of the National 9/11 Flag, and the recipient of the Ann Whitford Paul—Writer’s Digest Most Promising Picture Book Manuscript Grant. Amanda was also named Massachusetts Secondary Art Educator of the Year.  She is an active member of SCBWI, 12×12, The Writer's Loft, and National Art Education Association. When she's not busy creating, you can find Amanda sipping tea, petting dogs, and exploring the natural wonders of the Bay State. Amanda lives in the Boston area with her family and rescue pup, Cora.
 
Michelle Jing Chan is a Chinese-American illustrator who grew up in Colorado and now lives in the Pacific Northwest. Ever since she could hold a pencil, she has been captivated by art as a way to bring the daydreams in her head to life. Michelle grew up with a deep love of folklore, fantasy, and fairytales and loves capturing ordinary moments through a lens of magic and wonder. Central to all of her work is a focus on diverse characters, rich stories, and empowering messages that she would have loved to read growing up. When not drawing, Michelle can be found attempting TikTok recipes, playing flute or piano, curling up with a new book, or binge-watching spooky TV shows.
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