Linda Caputi, EdD, RN, CNE, ANEF, is the editor of the "Innovation Center," a column in the National League for Nursing's journal Nursing Education Perspectives. She is a certified nurse educator and a fellow in the NLN's Academy of Nursing Education. She is professor emerita, College of DuPage, and most currently taught in an online master's in nursing education program. She has won six awards for teaching excellence from Sigma Theta Tau and is included in three different years in the Who's Who Among America's Teachers. The second edition of her book Teaching Nursing: The Art and Science was selected as the winner of the 2010 Top Teaching Tools Award in the print category from the Journal… of Nursing Education. She has recently completed a three-year term on the NLN's Board of Governors. She is also president of Linda Caputi, Inc., a nursing education consulting company, and has worked with hundreds of nursing programs over the past 20 years on topics related to revising curriculum, transforming clinical education, test-item writing, and test construction, using an evidence-based model for NCLEXï¿½ success, assisting with accreditation, and numerous other nursing education topics.Elizabeth Knox is a novelist from New Zealand. Knox enrolled in Victoria University expressly to enter New Zealand Poet Laureate Bill Manhire's creative writing program. She received a number of grants to allow her to write, but it was not until she began to write a novel for her own amusement that she achieved success. That novel, The Vintner's Luck, was published all over the world. It is on the long list for a 1999 Orange Prize, given to women of any nationality writing in English. Knox also gave the inaugural New Zealand Book Council Lecture at the 1998 New Zealand Festival in Wellington.
Mark Batterson serves as lead pastor of National Community Church in Washington, DC. He has two Masters Degrees from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Chicago, Illinois. Mark is the author of the best-selling books: In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day, Wild Goose Chase, Primal: A Quest for the Lost Soul of Christianity, Soulprint and The Circle Maker: Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Greatest Fears.