When Georgeanne "George" Irvine was a child, she slept with a dozen stuffed animals on her bed--a tiger, two teddy bears, a monkey, and more. It was indicative of what was to come: a lifelong career at the San Diego Zoo as a champion for wildlife and conservation as well as an author of two dozen children's books about animals, including the Zoo's award-winning Hope and Inspiration collection.
Photographing and learning about wildlife in their native habitats are passions for George. She has devoted more than 40 years of her colorful career to the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance, where she is director of publishing.
As a young girl, Carrie Hasler loved stapling sheets of blank paper together to write and illustrate her very own picture books. Her passion for writing and creativity continued into adulthood as an elementary school teacher. Whenever she couldn't find the right reading material for her students, she would simply write it herself.
With more than 20 years of experience in education, Carrie writes children's books and curricula to educate, entertain, and engage children on subjects that affect our world.