Kate Ristau is an author and folklorist. Her essays have appeared in The New York Times and The Washington post, and she is the author of the middle grade series, Clockbreakers, and the young adult series, Shadow Girl. In her ideal world, magic and myth combine to create memorable stories with unforgettable characters. Until she finds that world, she’ll live in a house in Oregon, where they found a sword behind the water heater and fairies in the backyard. You can find her online at Kateristau.com.
Jeremy Solomon is founder/president of Inkwater located in Portland. Inkwater has published over 1000 fiction and nonfiction titles for adults and children, including CITY OF HAMBURGERS by Mike Reiss, JOURNEY: THE AMAZING STORY OF OR-7 by Beckie Elgin, and AFRICA TREK by Alexandre and Sonia Poussin. Jeremy is also founder/president of Solomon Exam Prep, a financial education publisher. Another business Jeremy founded, First Books, publishes the Newcomer’s Handbooks, a series of relocation guidebooks. Before becoming a publisher, Jeremy was a writer and a literary agent in Chicago and New York. Jeremy has degrees from the University of Wisconsin and the University of Pennsylvania.