Miss Art World
Born and raised in Palmdale, Katherine completed her Bachelors of Fine Arts from California State University, Bakersfield, and received her Masters of Fine Art from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. Currently, Katherine works as the Arts Coordinator for the City of Santa Clarita located in Los Angeles County.
Katherine is also a conceptual artist known as Miss Art World and has performed throughout the county including Art Basel Miami. Her artwork deals with the unrealistic display of the “perfected” physical form and the disturbing and obsessive struggle to obtain it. The awards she has received include an Arts Star for Best Young Artist by the Ventura County Arts Council, Business Champion Award from the Oxnard Union School District and Miss New York World.
Samuel Cooksey is a writer that embraces his severe dyslexia. When Samuel was little, his mother was determined to get him to read. She spent hours every night working on overcoming his dyslexia, they would take turns reading to each other. His poor mother would sit there as he struggled to read each word aloud. Her patience with him and her ability to pick great books for the two of them to read turned a struggling reader into a boy that loves stories.
Samuel keeps struggling readers in mind as he makes all of his chapters short and fast paced. This does not take away from the imaginative world of Terra but enhances it as he gives the reader just enough to fill in the rest with their own imagination. His love for stories with deep histories and crazy characters shows up throughout his writings.