Diane Kaufman, MD is a child psychiatrist and poet whose passion is arts and healing. She has extensive training in the therapeutic use of poetry, art, and story, and was the guiding leader of Creative Arts Healthcare at University Hospital (Newark, New Jersey). Dr. Kaufman has been recognized for her practice of "humanism in medicine" by the New Jersey Healthcare Foundation and the Arnold P. Gold Foundation. She presents internationally on arts and healing and is a keynote speaker at the April 2016 National Association for Poetry Therapy Conference. Please see her website, Arts Medicine for Health and Healing (www.artsmedicineforhealthandhealing.com) for more information. Dr. Kaufman can be reached at email@example.com.
Olya Kalatsei was born in Belarus. She developed a passion for art early in her childhood and has been doing art ever since. She has studied art in Belarus and the United States of America. She experimented using oils, acrylics, watercolors, charcoal, oils pastels, gouache and graphite only to find out that water-soluble crayons used in this book are her favorite medium. Illustrating children's books holds a very special place in her heart.