English born illustrator, Colin Stimpson is a well-known illustrator who
moved to the US while working on Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame
then Hercules and went on to be the Art Director for The Emperor's New
Groove (one of my favorite cartoon movies). Since moving back to
England, Stimpson has continued to work for Disney as a freelance
Production Designer and has begun to illustrate children's books, first
with The Poison Diaries and now with his newest book which he wrote and
illustrated, Jack and the Baked Beanstalk.
Venus is a pre-published author holding a BA in Writing, Literature, and Publishing from Emerson College and a MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults from Hamline University. She is rather obsessed with good writing, science fiction, the hero's journey, epic fantasies, and Indian food.