Michael Teitelbaum is the author of more 150 children's books including young adult and middle-grade novels, tie-in novelizations, and picture books as varied as Spider-Man, Superman, Avatar, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Smallville, X-Men, Batman, Transformers, Garfield, and Kermit the Frog. His books include the sports series Backyard Sports, Weird Sports, Jackie Robinson: Champion for Equality, and The Scary States of America
Sue DiCicco began her career as a Disney Animator, one of the first women to achieve that position. In addition to her work as an animator, Sue is a sculptor, and prolific author/illustrator of books for children, including "Origami Peace Cranes, Friendships Take Flight," a story designed to encourage connection and friendship through origami cranes. An early pioneer of the Internet, Sue designed and created the world's first online schoolhouse, serving up to 300,000 school children per event in the 1990s. Propelled by a desire to creatively connect students from every corner of the world in a vision of peace, Sue founded The Peace Crane Project in 2012. In addition to hosting the Peace Crane Project, Sue now speaks at venues globally, inviting listeners to explore and embrace the power and the potential of the Internet to connect students in creating a more understanding, educated, integrated, and peaceful future.
Don Williams (PhD, Columbia University and Union Theological Seminary) is founding pastor of the Coast Vineyard Christian Fellowship in California and has taught at Claremont McKenna College and Fuller Theological Seminary.