Jane Seymour was born and educated in England. She has been a stage, film, and television actress since she was thirteen years old, earning an Emmy Award and two Golden Globe Awards. She is a recipient of the Officer of the British Empire (OBE), bestowed by Queen Elizabeth II in 2000 for representing England as an actress and philanthropist. She has written several self-help and inspirational books and has coauthored a children's book series with her husband, James Keach. Jane is actively involved in many charitable organizations, including the Open Heart Foundation, which she and her husband began in 2010. With additional accomplishments as an established artist, she has exhibited in galleries across the nation, and she has established her own lifestyle brand inspired by her homes, art, and family-centered lifestyle. Jane resides in Malibu, California, with her husband and children.
Omar Rayyan graduated with a bachelor of fine arts degree in illustration from Rhode Island School of Design. He has been illustrating professionally for nearly two decades, and his clients include Holiday House, Cricket Magazine Group, Scholastic, Wizards of the Coast, Random House, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, and Hyperion/Disney. He works primarily in watercolor, and he has a special affinity for animals. He has won numerous awards for his work, including to gold awards in Spectrum. He currently resides on the island of Martha's Vineyard with his wife, Sheila.