Theresa and Abby are a mother-daughter team.
The author, Theresa Aurand, is an internal medicine physician and mother of six children. She has an undergraduate degree in chemistry with experience in the environmental field working with water contamination. She loves all forms of science and math and has always attempted to inspire children in these disciplines using creative approaches.
The illustrator, Abby Nurre, is a watercolor artist and fashion designer. She was introduced to watercolor while attending University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP). She specializes in pet portraits and wildlife and appreciates the focus that watercolor work brings to her life. Her work can be viewed at ABBYNURREWATERCOLOR.COM.
Both Abby and Theresa enjoy walking their dogs, viewing wildlife, and kayaking in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. The writer and illustrator team seek to inspire artistic creativity and curiosity in otherwise mundane or awkward subjects. Hopefully this approach will allow children to feel comfortable when dealing with human imperfections.