55483_503596722985422_1522710205_oApril Lewis:

April Lewis was born and raised in Idaho. She grew up on a small family farm with five older siblings and many cousins. She had the best childhood anyone could ask for.

While on the farm in the middle of nowhere, April learned to use her imagination at a very young age. With lots of animals as friends and acre upon acre of playground, there was an endless supply of adventures!

April wishes that her children could have a childhood like she did. She tries to inspire outdoor and imaginative play as often as possible.

She still resides in the beautiful state of Idaho with her seven children and love her life! She has become a professional procrastinator and sports mom chauffeur.  She loves art, sports, books, and watching her children succeed.

Books by April

  1. The Adventures of Churney, The Day it all Began
  2. Dawning, Endure book one


Mary Adams:

Mary Adams has a love for art and telling stories.  After being inspired by Beatrix Potter, she decided to put the two together and create a heritage for her family.  The Mice of Highland Cottage is patterned after her own home, and she has added bits and pieces of family tradition to her stories.  She enjoys baking, knitting, reading, watching movies, and being inspired by people throughout history.  She has a passion to help children learn how to read, and volunteers at her local elementary school.  She loves many things, but being a wife and mother is her greatest joy.   She resides in Idaho with her husband and 3 children.

Books by Mary

  1. The Mice of Highland Cottage

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Chris Davis:

Christopher Davis was born in Mountain View, California. He has an Associate’s degree in Humanities and is presently studying wildlife sciences at Utah State University. His passions include music, animals, the outdoors, and creating. His imagination is vast and he has vowed never to grow up. He currently lives in Logan, Utah, with his wife and cat. He is not allowed to invite reptiles to dinner, but still does anyway.

Books by Chris

  1. Lizards & Snakes for Dinner with Steaks


Karen Staten:

Karen Staten grew up in southern Idaho. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a BA in English. Her hobbies are reading, writing, and weaving. She raised seven children on bedtime stories and now enjoys reading to an ever increasing number of grandchildren. She lives with her husband Jim in Bentonville, Arkansas.

Books by Karen

  1. Dragon Dance
  2. Not So Scary Harry

SandyPowellSandy Powell:

Sandy Thatcher Powell is an award-winning high school science teacher. She loves to read. Her favorite stories are fantasy and science fiction. She also likes to sew, knit, crochet, and craft. She lives in Idaho with her family.
She and her husband Roy are the parents of eight children, two daughters and six sons. They are enjoying the new adventure of being grandparents.
Sandy has taught science and math in middle school, junior high, and high school as well as online. She received the Governor’s Industry Award for Notable Teaching in STEM (GIANTS) and is an Idaho state finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching.  She earned an Associate of Science in Secondary Education from Snow College in Ephraim, Utah. Her Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education with an emphasis in Physical Science  was earned at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. She also earned a Master of Science in Educational Technology from Boise State University in Boise, Idaho.

Books By Sandy

  1. Children of the Labyrinth, Escape Book One

Heather HayesHeather Hayes:

Heather Hayes is from the beautiful countryside of Idaho. She is happily married with five amazing daughters. They are her inspiration to write. Heather earned her associates degree in social work from Rick’s College. She transferred to the College of Motherhood and has been enjoying the homework ever since. Heather loves to read, write, plan parties and trips, and cook delicious food.

Books By Heather

  1. Unexpected Magic

Mariah Necia JayMoriah Necia Jay:

I live in the semi-deserts of Idaho right now with my husband and two kids and a long list of animals.
I am a great believer in believing. I know it is hard to do every second of every day, but if you believe in yourself on the average number of days, and give credit to the One who blessed you with your talents, I know you will find your path.

When I was little they told me I would never graduate from school and never amount to anything. I think that’s ridiculous coming from people who were supposed to help me graduate and amount to something. Thankfully an English reading teacher decided she was not going to give up on me. I could have listened to the majority, but the truth is you only fail if you stop trying and I am too stubborn to stop trying.

I lived in the woods on the side of a mountain in Washington state before moving here, and thought I don’t miss those cruel teachers, I do really miss how everything was alive and growing. This area of Idaho has it’s charms too though, like really good people. Idaho also has horses. I love horses and… all animals really, plus forests, warm summer nights with full moons, popcorn, growing things, dancing in the rain, reading, writing, weaving, making jewelry and clothes, dying my hair crazy colors, my LDS church, tanning leather/furs, learning new things, talking about old things, Cherokee (the language & legends), painting, sculpting, carving, glass blowing, archery, forging/smithing, awesome wooden quills that look like little wands, natural things, and cake made in a waffle iron… I just love a lot of cool things.

And I really love stories.

Books By Moriah

  1. Dreamscape