Jen Reich

Jen Reich

Author

Jennifer (Jen) Reich is an educator, nurse, poet, and storyteller.

Jen’s poems and stories are inspired by people, animals, nature, and all aspects of our shared human experience. She is a passionate explorer of the healing potential of the creative arts and facilitates workshops for nursing and healthcare professionals on creativity and well-being. She loves to write from the road and trail, as well as at her neighborhood coffee shop.  When not traveling, she lives and writes in Phoenix, AZ.  Jen’s daily blog can be found at poetry-not-poverty

Kristine Kollasch

Kristine Kollasch

Illustrator

Phoenix based artist Kristine Kollasch has been creating art since kindergarten in Gary, Indiana, where her teacher told her mom she had some promising art talent. Kris overheard that conversation and took it seriously. A college education from Adams State College in Colorado and an 11-year career at a Tempe, AZ based design the firm prepared her to start her own business, Fine Art & Creative Environments, LLC in 1997.

For over 20 years she has been a thriving full-time artist, creating murals and themed environments, public art and fine art, however, this is the first time she’s illustrated a children’s book.