Douglas Kaine McKelvey, author of the Thomas Kinkade-illustrated story A Child's Christmas at St. Nicholas Circle
, lives in Franklin, Tennessee, with his wife and three daughters. As a songwriter, McKelvey has had ten #1 songs and has received five Dove Award nominations. He has over sixty songs recorded by a diverse group of artists including Jim Brickman, Point of Grace, Avalon, All Star United, Michael W. Smith, and a cut on the recent McCaughey Septuplets lullaby record, Sweet Dreams
. An EMI writer for several years, McKelvey started his own independent music publishing company under the name "Songs Only Dogs Can Hear." Born in New Hampshire and raised in Texas, McKelvey has called Tennessee home for the past 10 years.
Thomas Kinkade is an accomplished artist, aptly named the Painter of Light® for the golden tones that dance across his creations. His artistic excellence has earned him numerous awards. Thom is also a prolific author and speaker, who has authored or has been the subject of more than 140 books. He is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author.A committed Christian, husband, and father, Kinkade lives in Northern California with his wife and four daughters.