Candide is a writer and editor who for 25 years managed a literary publishing house at Wake Forest University, where she graduated with an MA in English literature. She is an active community and animal-welfare advocate, and a volunteer in a prison dog-training program.
Steve is an artist who studied with Marvin Saltzman and James Gadsden at UNC-CH, where he graduated with a degree in philosophy. His day job is in healthcare information technology. He helped found the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts in Hillsborough, NC, and he works primarily in watercolor, acrylics, pastels, and mixed media. His paintings are in private collections throughout the world. See more of his work at www.sjemery.com.