Author: Vicki Riske
Vicki is originally from Minot, ND, but has been living in Mesa, AZ for over 30 years. She has been interested in puppetry and storytelling for many years. She created puppets for theatre productions at NDSU in Fargo, ND.
Now Vicki writes and illustrates children’s books, designs and builds custom puppets. Her first book The Polka Dot Tea Party, published this year, is about friendship and finding shapes in nature.
Illustrator: Laura Best
Laura Best is an artist living and working in Phoenix, Arizona. She recently received a Contemporary Forum Artist Grant and a Pollock-Krasner grant and has appeared on Arizona Horizon Art Beat.
She has completed several public murals including a new, temporary art piece on the north side of Tempe Town Lake. “Rise,” is a unique public art piece showcasing decommissioned street signs that depict the sky transitioning from sunrise to sunset.