What does your life taste like, in a pie?
Beth Howard is a writer, pie baker, and pie evangelist. Her blog, The World Needs More Pie, has been featured in Better Homes & Gardens and in the NY Times. She has baked pies for celebrities in Malibu, she’s been a pie judge at the National Pie Championships and at the Iowa State Fair, and she’s taught pie baking to groups of all ages. She lives in the American Gothic House in Eldon, Iowa, where she sells pie at her Pitchfork Pie Stand. Her memoir, “Making Piece: A Memoir about Love, Loss, and Pie” will be published June 2012. www.theworldneedsmorepie.com
Gina Hyams is the visionary behind “Pie Contest in a Box: Everything You Need to Host a Pie Contest” (Andrews McMeel Publishing, June 2011). She has published several books on family traditions, travel, and the arts. She lives in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts and lives online at www.ginahyams.com and www.pietakesthecake.com.
Kate Lebo is an award-winning poet and pie maker from Seattle, Washington. The recipient of a 4Culture grant and residencies from Soapstone and Shotpouch Creek, her poems have appeared in Poetry Northwest, Bateau, Crab Creek Review and other journals. For more about Kate’s zine, A Commonplace Book of Pie, and other tasty treats, visit her site: Good Egg.
Chelsea Fuss authors the popular lifestyle blog, Frolic! which was named as one of the top design blogs in the world by The London Times. As a prop stylist and floral designer Chelsea styles sets for product photography, books, and catalogs. She is also a regular contributor to several websites including Babble.com and Project Wedding.
Ashley English has degrees in both holistic nutrition and sociology. She has worked with numerous non-profit organizations committed to social and agricultural issues, is a member of Slow Food USA, and writes a regular column for the popular blog Design*Sponge. Ashley, her husband Glenn and their young son Huxley live in Candler, NC, with their menagerie of chickens, dogs, cats, and bees. Visit her at small-measure.blogspot.com.
Jessie Oleson is a triple threat: a writer / illustrator / gallery owner. Going under the alter-ego of CakeSpy, she has a blog where she writes about dessert, and a retail gallery where she sells drawings of desserts. In addition to a weekly column on foodie website Serious Eats, she has also illustrated for various companies including Microsoft, iPop, All-Mighty, Taylored Expressions, and is a regular contributor to Taste of Home. She is currently at work on her first book for Seattle’s Sasquatch books.
Michelle Kondrich is an editorial and children’s illustrator based in Denver, CO. Her unique work has a gentle humor and feverish curiosity. You can find her work at www.michellekondrich.com.
Amanda Buck is a (native Midwestern, currently Southern) designer and artist, who enjoys wearing many hats, traveling, star gazing, baking, walking, adventuring, and making things. Currently, she freelances for a list of great clients around the country, while also developing self-initiated projects. In her personal work, she is concerned with these things: community, culture, food, and place. You can find her work at amandabuck.com.