Writer Donna Bevans, Ph.D. is a retired psychotherapist who practiced for over twenty-five years in Orange County and Palm Desert, California. She is a member of the National League of American Pen Women with writing credits that include a psychological research paper, published short stories, Whatever It Takes, a mystery/suspense novel, So . . . You want to write a book, an instructional manual for beginning writers, Don’t Do That, Harry! The Balloon Story, and Don’t Do That, Harry! The Puppy Story, children’s picture books. Originally from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, she and her husband reside in Laguna Woods and Cathedral City, California.
Illustrator Matthew Stewart is an artist and graphic designer who has been interested in art from an early age. He is creative in many art forms but his favorite medium is watercolor, with landscapes being his speciality. He has designed two book covers as well as the illustrations and covers for Don't Do That, Harry! The Balloon Story and Don't Do That, Harry! The Puppy Story. Matthew is a member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon. He lives with his wife and daughter in Eugene, Oregon.