Mark G. Mitchell

Mark Mitchell is the author-illustrator of Raising La Belle, about the 1682 ‘La Salle shipwreck’ off the coast of what is now Texas. The book received a Western Writers of America Spur Award for best juvenile nonfiction.

He has created illustrations for books, children’s magazines and for many years was a contributing editor of American Artist WATERCOLOR.

Julie Lake
Julie Lake

Julie Lake is the author of Galveston’s Summer of the Storm, a young adult novel about an Austin teen caught up in the devastating 1900 Texas hurricane (TCU Press). Her other publishing credits include writing and editing for business organizations, publications, and freelance clients. She’s the editor for the This Way That Way Drawing blog.