Tom Noll, Author

Tom is an artist, landscape designer, avid nature lover, recycler and advocate for going green; is a first time writer who lives in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Tom is originally from Somerset, Ohio. For the 15 years he lived in Manassas, Virginia, he was known for his imaginative white bicycle fence at his home, where he decorated them for major holidays. Currently there are 2 “Bicycle Fences” one in Washington, DC at the Heart of Bloomingdale park at Rhode Island Avenue/1st Street NW and in Somerset, OH. Author and his 1950 Recycled Rainbow Truck are available for readings, signing events.

Brandon Fall, Illustrator


Brandon has always loved illustration and spent countless hours of his childhood getting lost in his drawings. He is now fortunate to make a living continuing to do what he loves from his home in California. Brandon’s illustration and design work has appeared in a number of publications and has won awards. When he’s not illustrating, he enjoys spending time with his wife and children in the beautiful outdoors.

Trude Blomso, Author

Trude Blomso Author Photo

Trude is a poet and a healer. Born in Norway, she has lived in the United States since the late 60s. “There Runs a Red Thread” is her second collection of poems and shorts. Her first collection, is “Full of deLight”.

Liz Neblett, Author

Liz was born in Riverside, California, and graduated from Scripps College. She spent 12 years in Germany working in Department of Defense recreation and theater programs, and returned to the Washington, D.C. area, where she has lived and worked for more than 30 years. She is now blissfully retired from a variety of incredibly interesting U.S. Government jobs talking about the military, Arlington Cemetery, planes, cars and seat belts.


Rae Tyson, Author

Called on his Quaker background to write about social issues for a young audience. He is a professional writer and caretaker of four wonderful cats at his home in rural Delaware.

Kimiyo Nishio, Illustrator

A graphic designer and illustrator based in sunny greater Los Angeles area, California. Kimiyo loves print design such as creating logos and packaging, but illustration has been her all-time favorite thing to do since she was a little girl. Regardless of what she creates, she is passionate about what she does and loves to inspire people by creating something that speaks to their heart.