Valerie Luhman Anderson, a native of Denver, Colorado, grew up in Northeast Iowa near the scenic Mississippi River Valley. She graduated from Drake University with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts, majoring in English while taking elective music courses. She taught English in an Iowa high school, and after moving to Cambridge, Massachusetts with her husband, was a staff assistant at the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Programmed Instruction Library for two years. In pursuing an interest in design, she earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She spent a rewarding career as a contractor with the Department of Energy (DOE) in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, serving as a project manager for development of technical materials for DOE and other government agencies.
Arnie Bermudez is a Latino artist and cartoonist from southern Arizona. He has been drawing and poking fun at life ever since he could hold a pencil. He is available for freelance illustration work and caricatures in political cartoon style artwork. Born and raised by a field worker and cleaning lady in Yuma, Arizona, Arnie graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. He lives in Tucson and has worked for the Tucson Citizen as their cartoonist. His work has appeared in the Tucson Citizen, the Tucson Weekly, FoxNewsLatino.com, TucsonSentinel.com and blogforarizona.net.