Jessica Strand is a cultural programmer, writer, and interviewer. She developed a series of cultural dialogues between writers, artists, cartoonists, filmmakers, and other artists at the Strand Bookstore. From these programs she edited a collection of interviews in Upstairs at the Strand. When she moved to the New York Public Library, she created and hosted Books at Noon, a weekly live interview series featuring well-known authors. She is also the author of twelve books. She lives in Brooklyn.
Leslie Jonath is a book packager specialising in illustrated books on food, art, and design. She is the author of over twenty books including The Little Pleasures of Paris and Give Yourself a Gold Star. She lives in San Francisco.
Jennifer Orkin Lewis is an artist and illustrator based outside of New York City. She is known for the looseness and intuitiveness of her style, which draws fans from around the world. She is the author of a creativity workbook entitled Draw Every Day, Draw Every Way.