Dennis Gaunt got into writing when he pulled a magic pen from a stone. At least, that’s what he tells people. In reality, he has been a Slushpile reader for Deseret Book and Shadow Mountain publishers since 2000. In that time, he’s seen it all—and then some. He’s also a published author of multiple books, an accomplished speaker and teacher. He loves sharing what he’s learned about writing. He enjoys photography, playing the guitar, going to Disneyland, and Godzilla movies. He also hates onions.
Will Terry has been a freelance illustrator for 23 years. He was horrible at math, English, and science...luckily he found art. After finishing his BFA project at BYU he began working for magazines and newspapers not far from where he grew up in Washington D.C. His early clients include publications such as Time, Money, Wall Street Journal and ads for Sprint, Pizza hut, M&M Mars, Fed Ex, and Master Card. He has illustrated about 30 children's books for Random House, Simon Schuster, Scholastic, Penguin, Klutz, and Albert Whitman. He has created several indie ebooks that have sold tens of thousands of copies and has started a story app series with Rick Walton beginning with Gary's Place. He also co-owns www.svslearn.com - online illustration classes for children's book illustrators selling in over 80 countries.