About the Creators

Author: Cristina Petersen

Cristina Petersen is West Coast born and raised and has always had a passion for reading and writing, From an early age, she wrote elaborate stories and had a strong desire to work with people in a creative way. From her many travels, she found her path as an English language instructor and has an M.A. in Applied Linguistics from the University of Victoria. She also loves painting and views her teaching practice as one of the many ways she can express her creativity.

Illustrator: Monika Blichar

Monika Blichar is a Polish-Canadian artist and entrepreneur and the owner of Monika’s Art Boutique, Art World Expo, and Painting Dreams International Art Tours. Monika has been teaching since 2007 and has a BA in English and French. Monika is committed to sharing her passion for art with others via projects, community events and artist retreats in British Columbia and Europe.

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