Susan Wise Bauer is a writer, educator, and historian. Her previous books include the Writing With Ease, Writing With Skill, and Story of the World series from Well-Trained Mind Press, as well as The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home, The Well-Educated Mind: A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had, Rethinking School, The Story of Western Science: From the Writings of Aristotle to the Big Bang Theory, and the History of the World series, all from W. W. Norton. She has a Ph.D. in American Studies from the College of William & Mary in Virginia, as well as an M.A. in seventeenth-century literature and a Master of Divinity in Ancient Near Eastern Languages and Literature. For fifteen years, she taught literature and composition at the College of William and Mary. Justin Moore has taught English and history to elementary and high school students, and currently works as an editor and researcher at Well-Trained Mind Press and its Olive Branch Books. He has degrees in history and theology from the College of William & Mary and Westminster Theological Seminary. He and his wife Melissa live in Charles City, Virginia with their dog, Pippin. Jeff West is an established illustrator and his variety and bulk of work is expansive, ranging from traditional art to art for TV and movies. He recently earned himself an Emmy nomination and has worked on blockbuster shows and films. He resides in Arizona.