Susan Wise Bauer is a writer, educator, and historian. Her previous books include the Writing With Ease, Writing With Skill, and Story of the World series from Well-Trained Mind Press, as well as The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home, The Well-Educated Mind: A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had, Rethinking School, The Story of Western Science: From the Writings of Aristotle to the Big Bang Theory, and the History of the World series, all from W. W. W. Norton. She has a Ph.D. in American Studies from the College of William & Mary in Virginia, as well as an M.A. in seventeenth-century literature and a Master of Divinity in Ancient Near Eastern Languages and Literature. For fifteen years, she taught literature and composition at the College of William and Mary. Audrey Anderson is an international development professional specializing in programming for women and girls. Her background includes program design, strategy, management and evaluation, with field experience in gender-focused programming and education in Latin America, Africa and Asia. In addition to Audrey's work with the Well-Trained Mind, she has contributed to the development of curricula for life skills programs for adolescent girls around the world. Audrey holds a bachelor's degree from the College of William & Mary, and a master's in International Education and Development from George Washington University. Patty grew up in Colorado, where she earned a BA and an MBA. Most of her grammar, she learned from her mother, an award-winning journalist. To earn a living, Patty taught high school, delivered packages for UPS, marketed and sold software as a Senior Product Marketing Manager at Microsoft, inscribed Christmas cards, and wrote fortune-cookie fortunes. She and her husband Glenn live near Seattle; they have a grown son who was mostly homeschooled, guided by The Well Trained Mind with generous additions of ski days and road-trips. Patty likes the physical action of handwriting, and does photography and cross stitch in her ample spare time. Aaron Woodard is a Virginia based Designer & Illustrator with experience ranging from small start up companies to larger corporate projects. He received a Bachelor's in Communication Arts (Illustration) from Virginia Commonwealth University and an Associates Degree in Graphic Design from Virginia Western Community College.