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Susan Yates

Susan Yates has written 15 books and speaks both nationally and internationally on the subjects of marriage, parenting, and faith issues. She’s the mother of five children (including a set of twins) all married and the grandmother of 21 (including a set of quadruplets!). Susan and her husband John have been married 48 years. They live in Falls Church, Virginia, a Washington D.C. suburb where John is the Senior Pastor of The Falls Church Anglican.

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Christen Yates

"My paintings explore our relationship with the landscape as well as its flora and fauna. Focusing on the Blue Ridge Mountain area of central Virginia,  I use loose and suggestive strokes that imply an immediacy of experience within which I want the viewer to linger.  Painting for me is a process of paying attention, of looking at the layers of meaning we ascribe to our placed-ness and hopefully evoking moments of re-humanizing connections."

Christen lives and works by the mountains just outside of Charlottesville, Virginia with her husband, four kids and eight hens. Her original oil paintings are available for sale at her website, linked below:

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Jess Blanchard

Based near Washington, DC, Jess has over 12 years of experience working as a graphic artist. Most recently, she has been illustrating children's books and creating hand-lettered art. She lives with her husband, Seth, and their two children. "It's been a joy to share my art with my family and have my kids grow up reading picture books I've illustrated and designed."

Check out Jess's children's books on Amazon!