Dr. S.V. Gonsalves-Domond  is a full-time academician, educator, and children’s book author. Her first book is entitled, Alliterative Animals: A to Z, and has been officially adopted by the Ministry of Education in Liberia for primary and lower grade level pupils. Her second book is entitled, Stella, the Stealthy, Stellar Squirrel in Spartanasha. The third book, entitled, Sydney the Snake in a Bodega Town is also published by Dorrance Publishing, and will be released shortly. Laci, the Largemouth Bass is Dr. Gonsalves- Domond’s fourth children’s book.

Additionally, she has been a mental health consultant for Head Start programs for several decades, provided direct interventions to special needs children and their families, and has successfully procured federal grants for underserved communities.

Dr. Gonsalves-Domond is a published academic author, sits on an editorial board, and is a poet, conference presenter, book reviewer, workshop leader, a Visiting Professor at John Cabot University in Italy in 2021, and a Nippon Foundation Fellow at the Japanese Studies Institute at San Diego State University in summer 2022. She enjoys reading, singing, listening to music, watching movies, museum-visiting, traveling, writing poetry, and going to the theatre.

Mia Schutz is a multi-media artist based in Metuchen, New Jersey. She currently attends Ramapo College as an animation major. Her current work includes digital art, 2D, and 3D animation, and traditional drawing and painting. She is passionate about animation, which stems all the way back to watching movies and cartoons as a child. Her dream is to one day be able to tell her own stories to the world.