Steven Clark Cunningham

Dr. Steven Clark Cunningham was born in Denver, Colorado. After graduating from Creighton University with majors in chemistry and Spanish, he attended medical school at George Washington University in Washington, DC. Having finished his residency in general surgery at the University of Maryland and a fellowship in surgery of the liver and pancreas at Johns Hopkins University, he currently works as Director of Pancreatic and Hepatobiliary Surgery and Director of Research at Saint Agnes Hospital in Baltimore, MD.  He has served as a contributing editor of Maryland Poetry Review and his poems have appeared in that journal. In addition, his work won both the literary arts contest sponsored by the magazine The New Physician and the chapbook contest sponsored by the Maryland State Poetry and Literary Society. His poems have also appeared in Chimeras, WordHouse Baltimore’s Literary Calendar, and in the anthologies Function at the Junction #2, Pasta Poetics, and Poems for Chromosomes. Dinosaur Name Poems (Three Conditions Press, 2009), his first full-length book of children’s poetry, won the 2009 Moonbeam Award in both the Children’s Poetry and the Spanish Language categories.  His book, Your Body Sick and Well: How Do You Know? won several awards, including 1st Place in the CIPA EVVY Awards Contest, the Gold Medal Moonbeam Award and Finalist in the National Indie Excellence Awards.

Susan Detwiler has illustrated several award-winning books for children, including After a While Crocodile, her sixth title for Arbordale Publishing. She is the author/illustrator of Fine Life For A Country Mouse, a picture book published by Penguin Random House in 2014. Her illustrations have appeared in the children’s magazines, Highlights for Children and Ladybug and her artwork has been used for puzzles, games, and greeting cards. Susan was educated at the Maryland Institute College of Art and she and her artist husband live in Baltimore. She is a volunteer member of the MD/DE/WV chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators.