Gail Reed grew up spending summers in the Lowcountry at Lands End, South Carolina, fishing, crabbing, and skiing in the waters of St. Helena Sound. The artwork in this book has a Lowcountry theme. She is a retired educator and lives in Evans, Georgia, with her husband, Travis.
Nolia is a “nickname” given to Pat Biggerstaff by her close friends and family. She and her husband, Dwaine, are from Lincolnton, Georgia. They have two adult daughters, Christen and Natalie, and four grandchildren. Nolia and her husband spend as much time as possible at their cottage on St. Helena Island, South Carolina, where she paints the daily life activities of the Gullah community for a local art gallery. Her love of the southern coastline’s natural beauty has influenced Nolia’s illustrations in this book.