Andrea J. Buchanan

ANDREA J. BUCHANAN is the mother of a girl and a boy, both of whom are equally daring. She is the author of several books, including Mother Shock. Before she was a writer, she was a pianist who once performed a solo concert at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall. Visit Andi on the web at

Miriam Peskowitz

MIRIAM PESKOWITZ has been a camp counselor, an historian, a blogger, a musician, a professor, and an entrepreneur. In addition to writing The Daring Book for Girls series, she is the author of The Truth Behind the Mommy Wars, and several academic books besides. Join her this fall on PBS's "Daring Kids with Miriam Peskowitz." For more on Miriam, see She loves to hike and kayak, read and write, and is the mother of two dashing and daring girls.

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Alexis Seabrook

Alexis Seabrook is an illustrator, painter, and teacher whose work encompasses everything from fine arts to commercial illustrations. She has studied painting and illustration at Syracuse University and Parsons School of Design, and abroad in France and Italy. She lives in Wilmington, NC. For more on her work, visit her at