Kelly Starling Lyons &
Kelly Starling Lyons is a former journalist and the author numerous books for young readers including One More Dino on the Floor, Hope’s Gift, Ellen’s Broom, and the Jada Jones series.
Daniel Minter is a multi-disciplinary, painter, assemblage artist, illustrator, 2020 recipient of the Caldecott Medal and 2021 Joyce Award recipient. He is the illustrator of over fifteen books for children, including Going Down Home with Daddy, The Women who Caught the Babies and Ellen’s Broom, for which he received a Coretta Scott King Illustration Honor Award.
Minter’s work has enjoyed national and international recognition, with exhibitions being shown at venues such as the Seattle Art Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, Bates College, Hammonds House Museum, Northwest African American Art Museum, Portland Museum of Art to name a few. He lived in Chicago and Brooklyn before moving to Portland, where he now resides with his wife, Marcia. Together, they are the co-founders and creative visionaries of Indigo Arts Alliance.