Lynette D. Sproch was born in Philadelphia in 1953. A Magna Cum Laude graduate of Glassboro State College, she received the college's Dr. Sherk Medallion Award for creative excellence in 1975. She holds a B.A. in Art Education, is noted in the 1990 edition of Who's Who in American Teachers, and has been teaching art for more than ten years. In her studio where she creates figurative clay sculptures, she gives art lessons privately. She has won several Best of Show and First Place exhibition awards. Recently her paintings and sculpture have been on display in Maine galleries.


Hugh Aaron, born and raised in Worcester, Massachusetts, was a Seabee in the South Pacific during World War II. After the war he graduated from the University of Chicago where his professors encouraged him to pursue a literary career. However, he made his living as CEO of his own plastics materials business while continuing to write. Only after he retired was his writing published, consisting of two novels, a travel journal, two short story collections, a book of business essays, a book of letters, a child's book in verse and a book of movie reviews. The Wall Street Journal also published eighteen of his articles on business management and one on World War II. Currently writing plays, he resides by the sea in mid-coast Maine with his artist wife Ann Stein. Read Hugh Aaron's Blog. blogger.


Emil Willimetz was born in the Bronx, the son of Austrian parents. He attended Black Mountain College in North Carolina, and spent three years in the US Army infantry serving in Europe. After the war he set up a film center at the Highlander Folk School in Tennessee and became deeply involved in the civil rights movement. In 1957 he established his own film company in Lima, Peru, producing films for the U.S. Information Service and other clients. He also produced films on several rainforest Indian groups. In recent years he lectured frequently on the Amazon, and led nature tours. Having raised two sons, he retired to MidCoast Maine with his wife Joanna where he wrote his autobiography.


Max Barnet is a pseudonym. The author, who is a businessman and resides in Maine, prefers to remain anonymous.

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