Thomas Kinkade emphasized simple pleasures and inspirational messages through his art.Thom believed that both the ability and the inspiration to create his paintings had been given to him as a gift. His goal as an artist was to touch people of all faiths and to bring peace and joy into their lives through the images he created.
Katherine Spencer was a fiction editor before turning to a full-time career as a writer. The author of more than thirty books, she also writes The Black Sheep Knitting Mysteries under her real name, Anne Canadeo. She lives with her husband, daughter in a small village on the Long Island Sound. Outside of her office, she’s active in many community projects—aiding the homeless, preparing food for those in need and a literacy outreach that promotes reading and provides free books.