Karen B. Winnick is the author and illustrator of many picture books, including Mr. Lincoln's Whiskers, another Civil War-era story. Her poems have appeared in magazines and anthologies, and her paintings have been exhibited in Southern California galleries. Ms. Winnick lives in Los Angeles, California.Katie Maxwell is the executive director of church ministries at First Covenant Church in Sacramento, California. She has years of firsthand experience visiting in hospitals, in nursing homes, and with shut-ins. Before entering full-time ministry eleven years ago, Katie was a teacher and business owner and author. She is a wife, mother, and grandmother.