Madeleine L'Engle (1918-2007) was the Newbery Medal-winning author of more than 60 books, including the much-loved A Wrinkle in Time. Born in 1918, L'Engle grew up in New York City, Switzerland, South Carolina and Massachusetts. Her father was a reporter and her mother had studied to be a pianist, and their house was always full of musicians and theater people. L'Engle graduated cum laude from Smith College, then returned to New York to work in the theater. While touring with a play, she wrote her first book, The Small Rain, originally published in 1945. She met her future husband, Hugh Franklin, when they both appeared in The Cherry Orchard. Upon becoming Mrs. Franklin, L'Engle gave up the stage in favor of the typewriter. In the years her three children were growing up, she wrote four more novels. Hugh Franklin temporarily retired from the theater, and the family moved to western Connecticut and for ten years ran a general store. Her book Meet the Austins, an American Library Association Notable Children's Book of 1960, was based on this experience. Her science fantasy classic A Wrinkle in Time was awarded the 1963 Newbery Medal. Two companion novels, A Wind in the Door and A Swiftly Tilting Planet (a Newbery Honor book), complete what has come to be known as The Time Trilogy, a series that continues to grow in popularity with a new generation of readers. Her 1980 book A Ring of Endless Light won the Newbery Honor. L'Engle passed away in 2007 in Litchfield, Connecticut.
Pamela Almand, a former international 747 pilot for Delta Airlines, launched an unlikely second career after appearing in a national television spot for Tylenol in 1995. Several regional spots for Northwest Airlines followed, and she began narrating training and industry videos, built a professional recording studio, and launched the Captain's Voice. Since then, Pamela has provided voice-over for major corporate clients worldwide, including Microsoft, Disney, Canadian Realtors, the United Nations, Zurich, International Red Cross, and the hotels and casinos of Monte Carlo. She is a SAG/AFTRA voice actor and audiobook narrator with multiple awards and nominations from the Audio Publishers Association's Audie Awards, Society of Voice Arts and Sciences' Voice Arts Awards, and AudioFile magazine's Earphones Award. She lives in Atlantic Beach, Florida, with her husband, Amos.
Rachel Held Evans (1981-2019). Rachel partió en 2019 a los 37 años de edad, dejando un legado desafiante para quienes buscan encontrar un refugio donde conciliar la fe y la pregunta. Autora Bestseller del New York Times que escribe sobre la fe, la duda y la vida en el Cinturón Bíblico. Rachel ha aparecido en el Washington Post, The Guardian, Christianity Today, Slate, el Huffington Post y el CNN Belief Blog, así como en NPR, BBC, Today y The View. Sirvió en el Consejo Asesor del Presidente Obama sobre Asociaciones Basadas en la Fe. Conferencista en iglesias y universidades de los U.S.A. Ha escrito cuatro libros, de los cuales dos se encuentran traducidos al español por JuanUno1 Ediciones: Fe en desenredo y Buscar el Domingo. Casada con Dan, con quien tuvo dos hijos. Fanática de Alabama Crimson Tide de toda la vida, el combustible preferido de Rachel para escribir han sido las galletas de animales y el vino tinto.