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Carol Riecks Goss, illustrator, earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Massachusetts College of Art a Certificate of Teaching from Rivier College. Over the years she raised five children and has received several awards for her paintings and set design.  She has been both a portrait artist as well as a graphic artist.  In addition to her gift of drawing, Carol also shares a love for the theatre and music. Wendy Wright, illustrator, is a lifelong Billerica resident who graduated from Shawsheen Valley Technical H.S. Commercial Art and technical Illustration.  She went on to Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston to receive a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Art Education Degree.  Wendy has had the honor of winning several awards, and has been commissioned to paint and draw Massachusetts landmarks, homes and pet portraitures as well as wall murals.  Wendy is delighted to have had the opportunity to illustrate Book Two of "The Adventures of Giggles and Owen."  She continues to enjoy creating her artwork, and is always planning a few adventures of her own - whether is digging for opals in Nevada, camping in the Berkshires of Massachusetts, or reading a good book. Marjorie M. Leeds was born in Long Branch N.J. and raised in the shore areas from Monmouth Beach to Neptune City. Following graduation at Long Branch High School, she went on to Douglass College and received a B.A. in Fine Arts. At Kean College, she received the credits necessary to take student teaching courses at Georgian Court College. She was hired as an art teacher in Middletown, N.J. where she taught K-6 art for 20 years. During that time, she worked for 10 years part-time painting murals at the Youth Detention Center as part of a state incentive program. Marjorie specializes in oil painting, focusing on portraits of people and pets. For Adventure Three, Marjorie did her illustrations using colored pencils. Jay Mooers completed his Bachelors of Fine Arts at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in illustration, after which he took to directing and writing stage plays, including a series of epic fantasies and a collaborative musical. He also created the webcomic Next to Nowhere. He continued to illustrate, paint murals and portraits throughout the years. In 2011, Jay completed his first solo novel, Illweed, the success of which prompted him to begin his comic series, Autumn Grey. With two titles under his belt, Jay co-founded Eden Park Tales in 2013 to publish these stories and more. He has since done work for the Chase Con Expo where he was a featured artist, as well as collaborations with various talented writers and visionaries