Cynthia A. Snyder, PhD is a retired Registered Nurse, educator, and author, with many years of experience in the field of cancer and hospice nursing and grief counseling. She is listed in Marquis Who’s Who in Cancer: Professionals and Facilities (1985), Who’s Who in U.S. Writers, Editors and Poets (1986 & 1987), and World Who’s Who in Women (1988).
Dr. Snyder is the author of Oncology Nursing (1986), as well as several articles in professional journals. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband, Dan, and her black Labrador, Riley.
Illustrator, Dawn M. Pardun, is an artist in watercolor and acrylics. She also illustrated the children's book, Edward and the Jade Forest (2002). Dawn lives in Wisconsin with her husband, Lon, and two kittens, Agnes and Clara.