Stephen Scott became interested in the Plain People while a teenager in southwestern Ohio. He moved to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in 1969 and became a member of the Old Order River Brethren. His books include Plain Buggies, Why Do They Dress That Way?, and The Amish Wedding. He lived in Columbia, Pennsylvania. Kenneth Pellman, along with his wife, Rachel, is the co-author of The World of Amish Quilts, A Treasury of Amish Quilts, and A Treasury of Mennonite Quilts. He lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, with his wife and two sons.