Full name: Natasha Harvey Shannon
Hometown: Burnsville, NC
Family Members: I live with my daughter, Isabelle, my partner, Bruce, my dog, Stella Luna, and my cat, Sadie Rose.
Favorite Sound: Rain falling on a tin roof as I'm falling asleep
Favorite Author: Kathi Appelt
Favorite Food: Fruit pie (especially the pies that my dad makes)
Hobbies: Backpacking, learning to watercolor paint, traveling, buying art supplies, reading, picking berries
Interesting Fact: I grew up in a house without electricity, indoor plumbing or a phone.
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Family Members: I live with my dog, Sandy. I have two brothers. My older brother, Wes, lives with his partner in Germany and my younger brother is in Detroit. My parents are in NYC.
Favorite Sound: Thunderstorm
Favorite Author: Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Favorite Food: Cottage cheese on toast
Hobbies: Playing with my dog, running, reading, knitting, doing jigsaw puzzles
Interesting Fact: I lived in South Korea for a year.
Full name: Katie Elizabeth MacTaggart
Hometown: East Hanover, NJ
Favorite Smell: Freshly cut wood (my grandpa was a carpenter)
Favorite Author: Matt de la Pena, Roald Dahl, Eric Carle, Kwame Alexander … there are so many I can’t choose just one!
Favorite Food: bagel with taylor ham, egg, and cheese
Hobbies: yoga, reading, trying new restaurants, spending time with my familyInteresting Fact: I used to work on a Christmas tree farm.
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