Renée R. Adams, Owner/Author
Renée enjoys celebrating people, nature, and life. She graduated from The University of Texas in Austin, TX with a B.S. degree in Speech Communication. She's a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.
As an entrepreneur, she is founder and owner of Calm In Your Palm, LLC. To get things rolling, Renée has authored Calm in Your Palm and The Birthday Angel, CIYP's first two projects in pursuit of its mission to use books to strongly bond families through valuable experiences and traditions. Renee has recently moved from Edmond, OK to Boulder, CO. She happily shares life with her family, friends, and pets and describes herself as being an amateur at several hobbies: triathlete, yogi, backpacker, alpine skier, and even meditator! In other words, she resonates with the phrase so many of us know, from William Cowper's poem, "The Task" (1785): "Variety is the very spice of life, That gives it all its flavor."
Lauren Holloway, Illustrator
Lauren illustrated Calm in Your Palm and has been drawing for as long as she can remember. She studied graphic design with an emphasis on illustration at Oklahoma State University and graduated with her bachelor of fine arts degree. She is passionate about bringing words to life through illustration. Lauren resides in Houston, Texas, with her loving husband and young son.
Dan Tigert, Illustrator & Designer
Dan is currently illustrating The Birthday Angel and designing very cool products for Calm In Your Palm to bring to its customers in the near future! He graduated from The University of Central Oklahoma with a B.F.A. degree in Graphic Design and a Minor in Illustration. Dan is a professional triathlete and enjoys helping youth athletes develop their passion.
Author/Illustrator photos by Prints Charming
Patrick Glueck, 3D Technologist
Patrick 3D modeled the sunflower and grasshopper and uses a game engine to create the Augmented Reality experiences used in the book. He graduated from Oklahoma Christian University with a B.F.A. in Gaming and Animation. He currently works for Trifecta Communications, as a Technologist where he brings the future to everyone. Patrick loves working out, drinking good beer and getting out to do something new every day.
Kenna Baker, 2D Animations
Kenna animated Calm in Your Palm spreads to use in the Calm In Your Palm Augmented Reality App. She graduated from The University of Central Oklahoma with a B.F.A. in Graphic Design and a Minor in illustration. She currently works for Trifecta Communications, where she gets to push the boundaries of reality. In her free time, Kenna likes to cook, sculpt, swim, do yoga, and go on all kinds of adventures!