Jade Huguenin grew up as a “navy brat” in Connecticut, and is an author, non-profit community organizer, youth mentor, as well as a direct descendant of several New England and Acadian founders, including French-Canadian Filles a Marier and Filles du Roi. She studied at UConn, Smith College, Mount Holyoke College, and Connecticut community colleges. Jade co-founded the Matthew Chew Memorial Scholarship for The Arts; worked for the US Coast Guard and the US Navy; and is the co-author of Postcard History: Mystic, published by Arcadia Publishing in 2017. She currently serves as the Vice President of the Sandpoint Literary Collective (SLC) and the Sandpoint Team Leader for Citizens Against Newport Silicon Smelter in Sandpoint, Idaho, where she now lives.
Maggie S. Rymsza is an undergraduate historian of Early American history at the University of Pennsylvania, where she assists with the rare books and manuscript collection at the Kislak Center of the Van Pelt Library. Muncy is her hometown. She also interned at the Muncy Historical Society for a year while in high school, and is a lifelong Muncy resident. She is the co-author of Images of America: Muncy, set to be published by Arcadia Publishing on June 25th, 2018.
Nayeli L. Riano grew up in Elizabeth, New Jersey and completed her primary and secondary education there. She was salutatorian of her high school, Elizabeth High School and a member of their national award winning marching band. When Nayeli was in 8th grade, she won a national award for an essay titled “What it means to be a Latino,” and received an award from Chris Christie for an essay for Black History Month. She also received an award from the Rotary Club of Elizabeth. Grateful for everything her city has done for her and her academic/writing career, Nayeli teamed up with M. Earl Smith to compose Postcard History: Elizabeth, set for release by Arcadia Publishing in May 2019. She is currently completing her MLitt in Intellectual history from the University of St. Andrews. She has a B.A. in English from the University of Pennsylvania. Nayeli is a freelance writer, poet, and essayist and has published her work in National Review and The American Conservative.