MARY ANN PENDINO is a graduate of Lesley University. She began her writing career in the early eighties at The Comedy Workshop in Houston. Following an eight-year residency there, she developed three one-woman shows, a musical for Stages Repertory Theatre, and another musical for Main Street Theater. She has also been a copywriter for radio and television. Commissions include a play adaptation of If You Give A Pig A Pancake by Laura Numeroff and three librettos for Houston Grand Opera: The Princess and the Pea, The Emperor's New Cloths by Hans Christian Andersen, and Strega Nona by Tomie dePaola. Mary Ann has taught at Houston Grand Opera and Writer's in the Schools, and performed with Houston Playback Theatre. She is a member of the Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Radio and Television Artists, and the Dramatist Guild.
RICHARD BUDAY has produced almost two dozen video games and interactive stories, a graphic novel, and co-authored a novella for middle-school age children, two novels for parents of young children, and an ethics course for health profession students written as a choose-your-own adventure novel. He is an architect and member of the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects.