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E.M. Holzman was in journalism for 16 years. Her journalism career led her to Atlanta, Ga., Washington, D.C., Baltimore, MD, Cambridge, MA, New York City, Sanibel Island, FL and Paris, France. Erin attended the University of Maine and the University of Cincinnati to obtain a B.A. in English Literature. Six years later, she attended Harvard University where she received a M.F.A. in English Literature with an Emphasis in Creative Writing for Children’s Literature. She did her Master’s thesis on Roald Dahl a childhood favorite. While finishing up her Master’s degree, Erin also attended a one-year program on mediation at Harvard Law School in their Program on Negotiation. She now resides in Cincinnati, Ohio, her hometown, and works as a mediator and as a novelist. Erin writes under the pen name of E.M. Holzman or Erin Moss. Her work can be found on


R.H. Grad studied at the University of Cincinnati’s Design, Art & Architectural Planning School where she received a BS in Design. Following her graduation, she worked as an Interior Designer specializing in commercial projects. Upon retirement she began painting furniture, wooden objects and birdhouses. She was born and raised in Cincinnati. She now resides in Venice, Florida. She follows her love of art and paints almost daily, finding her inspiration through travel, food, and her routine explorations of new places. R.H. Grad illustrates Peri's Adventures to: Sanibel Island, Paris, New York & Boston. She also happens to be the mother of E.M. Holzman, the author!

Matthew Hanks is a native of Cincinnatian. He has had a passion for drawing since he was a young child. He graduated from St. Xavier High School and worked in a wide variety of fields from banking to landscaping. He recently went back to the University of Cincinnati to pursue a degree in graphic design. He is now happily using his creative talents as a graphic designer and illustrator. He loves spending time with his wife and son and enjoying nature. Peri's Journey is illustrated by him.
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