Susan earned her Bachelors of Science in Social Work for a non-profit agency as a counselor to at-risk youth. Two years later she transferred to the Adoption/Foster Care Division. As an adoptee herself, this was where her heart lay. Her work was primarily with adoptive families but she was fortunate enough to have the pleasure to work with many birth mothers. Susan stayed in the adoption field for 6 years. Besides being a Social Worker, she was also a member of the Army Reserves. In 2004, she was mobilized to teach at Fort Lee, Virginia and has lived in the area ever since. Susan retired from the Reserves in 2009 after a 10-month deployment to Iraq. In 2015, Susan earned her Master's Degree in Disaster Logistics. She is currently a Training Technician for the Munitions and EOD Training Department at Fort Lee, however, she is still hoping to fulfill a long-time dream of working in emergency management and helping those affected by disasters big and small.
Rebecca Masters has been drawing and painting professionally for over 20 years. She received a BFA from Columbus College of Art and Design which led her to teach art in both public and private sectors. Aside from her illustrations for "But Mama, She's My Sister", Rebecca also wrote and illustrated a children's book entitled "I Miss Kitcat" which was distributed to comfort children who lost companion animals during Hurricane Katrina. Rebecca currently lives in Pawleys Island, South Carolina where she paints the beautiful coastal surroundings and works advocating for abused and neglected children. @