is a New York Times
bestselling author and editor, social entrepreneur, educator, and leadership and business-development expert. A former teacher and school district administrator, Lavaille served as special advisor to the U.S. Secretary of Education Dr. Rod Paige. She is a founding board member and the first president of the Luanda Africa Sister City Association, and she currently serves on the board of advisers for Huvr Inc. and BreakOut App. She has used her branding, merchandising, and sales expertise to manage a number of business ventures with well-known celebrities and athletes in the publishing, aviation, food, retail, and sports industries. In her leisure time, she enjoys skateboarding, supporting various charitable ventures, and spending time with her husband, John, and family and friends.Anastasia Magloire Williams
is an illustrator, a writer, and a graphic designer living in sunny Florida. Forever a student, she continues to grow in her preferred digital medium, combining traditional illustration techniques with the flexibility of computer software. With rich textures, dynamic lines, vibrant colors, and her design savvy, Anastasia uses various styles to bring her client’s stories to life, as well as her own. Above all, her mission is to be a vehicle for diversity and representation in entertainment and children’s media—to tell untold stories that reflect the beautiful world we all share. When she is not tapping away at her tablet, she enjoys gaming with her husband, reading fantasy romance novels, tending to her plants, and enjoying ice in all her drinks.