Kathryn Martin and Jacklyn Welch Shockley, known for their inspirational speaking, writing and Miz Maudie humor team, now enter the world of fiction. Nicknamed “Thinker” and “Doer,” Jacklyn, who is legally blind, introduced the characters and story line, while Kathryn researched, developed, and wrote. Home is Ponchatoula, Louisiana.
Memphis native Michelle Williamson Dukes is a graphic artist with a degree in applied science in graphic design. She and her professional photographer husband, Greg, own Dukes Photography+Design in Southaven, Mississippi. As an illustrator, she honors her grandmother, Jacklyn, who first introduced her to art.