Meet the Octopuses behind the book

Miranda Allen, Author:

Ideas for children's books have always swirled around in my head. I never expected to be an author of a children's book, but I have reached a point where I have to get these ideas and stories out of my brain! Life is much too short. In addition to brainstorming more ideas, I also own and create leather goods for Line Creek Leather; sell clean, crafted wine and manage our house, gardens and worm farm. I have been blessed with an amazing husband, amazing kids and a gracious support system. 


Nicol Vasquez, Illustrator:

Art has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember. Everything about being creative, drawing, sculpting, painting…all of it brings me to life. I am not afraid to venture into new artistic areas which is why I do ALOT of different things. I dabble in graphic design, graduated college with an Interior Architecture and Design degree and paint windows during the holidays to help spread some cheer. I do what I love and I love what I do with all my heart, for my soul, for my spirit and for my family. I’m just a stay at home, homeschool momma keeping it artsy!


Amber Lewter, Contributor:

Amber Lewter, LPC is a holistic licensed professional counselor that lives in Decatur, GA with her daughter; who is recovered from Autism Spectrum Disorder. She specialized in family dynamics, psychoneuroimmunology, and the mind-body connection. She is the creator of the Hope Method for healing children with developmental and learning disabilities.  You can join the community on Instagram @thehopemethod for tips, techniques and approaches to healing your child through holistic health. 

Amber Cleveland Lewter