About the Author
J. GERARD SMITH is a freelance photographer and photo illustrator who has collaborated with Wayne Gisslen since 1980. Educated at Pratt Institute, he specializes in food, travel, and commercial photography. His work has appeared in the "Time, Newsweek, The New York Times Sunday Magazine," and more than 100 books.
Judy Ray is the author of two poetry collections, "Pebble Rings" and "Pigeons in the Chandeliers," and of "The Japipur Sketchbook," a memoir of a year spent in India. The Rays live in Tuscon, Arizona.
David Ray's most recent collections of poetry include "Kagaroo Paws: Poems Written in Australia, Heart-Stones: New and Selected Poems," and" Demons in the Diner," He has twice received the William Carlos Williams Prize from the Poetry Society of America and was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship for his fiction.