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Thomas R. Hummel, Writer, grew up in Burlington, Vermont and its environs. His parents, passing along their own lifelong passion, often spoke of—and quoted—literature to him and his three siblings. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts in English and German literature from Middlebury College in 1990. He has an MBA in International Business from George Washington University. For the past 13 years, he has been working at Toppan Printing Company. He resides in Santa Monica with his wife, two sons and daughter.

Thomas Hummel / author
(310) 717-7258


Tamra L. Dempsey, Photographer, received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Brooks Institute in 1992. Her passion for travel and documentary photography has taken her to 16 countries spanning six continents, including Antarctica. For the past 12 years she has worked for Serbin Communications, a leading publisher of creative resources for photography and illustration. Tamra lives in Santa Barbara.

Tamra Dempsey / photographer
(805) 570-9856