Marty Rhodes Figley is the author of sixteen books, mostly about her favorite subject—remarkable people from our country's past. She earned her B.A. in American Studies from Mount Holyoke College. Marty, whose two children are grown, lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, Paul, and their Airedale terrier, Scarlett. Ted Hammond is a Canadian artist, living and working outside Toronto. Hammond graduated with a degree in Advertising and Graphic Design in 1987 and spent the first few years of his career creating portraits and art for the screen-printing business. Since then, he has created literally hundreds of artworks, everything from fantasy and comic book art to children's magazines, posters, and book illustration.