James Stuart Bell (Chicago, IL) served as editorial director at Moody Press for many years. His work with Adams Media includes A Cup of Comfort Devotional for Women and A Cup of Comfort for Christians. Before joining Moody Press, he was the director of religious publishing at Doubleday in New York.
Susan B. Townsend (Waverly, VA), author of A Bouquet for Mom, is a writer of nonfiction and fiction and a stay-at-home mother. She lives on a farm in southeastern Virginia with her husband, five children, and a menagerie of animals. Her work has appeared in A Cup of Comfort for Mothers and Daughters and a A Cup of Comfort for Teachers. She and her family attend services twice a week at Sussex Baptist Church.