Penny Harter graduated from Douglass College and for many years taught high school English at public and private schools in New Jersey and New Mexico. She has also visited schools all over New Jersey as a writer-in-residence and currently works as a teaching artist for the New Jersey Writers Project, conducting workshops in schools around the state. She helped launch New Jersey high schools’ participation in “Poetry Out Loud,” a program co-sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation.
Alexandra Miller was born in St. Peterburg, Russia. At the age of seventeen she studied illustration at the prestigious St. Peterburg Academy of Art. After immigrating to the United States she worked as an artist apprentice in Shimon Okshteyn fine Art studio in New York City. Her pen and ink illustrations have appeared in numerous newspapers and magazines. She lives in Summit, New Jersey with her husband, Phillip and their twin daughters, Veronica and Christina.
From “The Beastie Book- An Alphabestiary” Penny Harter illustrated by Alexandra Miller