B.C. Likely has always been a huge fan of Dr. Seuss, so it is no surprise that she loves to create her stories in rhyme. The author originally created this tale more than a decade ago, as a Christmas gift for her three children. Her children are represented in the characters and the toys in the story are items that could at one time be found in her home, except, of course, the chess set. Bonnie and team are working on a second adventure for Smedley and her friends.
Joe Skarz is a songwriter and producer. He is a graduate of Ramapo College of New Jersey where he received a BA in contemporary Arts with a focus of Music Production and Digital Filmmaking. As a post-graduate, he continues to play and record music and is involved with numerous film shorts. Joe is pursuing a career that will allow his skills to be used and his creativity amplified.
Jack McCullagh originally from Dublin, has been a New Jersey resident for nearly fifty years. Now retired, he divides his time between dog shows, volunteering at Steamtown NHS in Scranton, traveling, cutting the grass and sitting back and enjoying life. Jack is one of the four presenters on Glór na hĒireann/The Voice of Ireland, a weekly Irish music program on Sunday evenings over WRSU-88.7 in New Brunswick and is also active in the Somerset County Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians.
Jared Field is a young composer, clarinetist, and music teacher. He graduated from Brandeis University with a BA in Music Composition and Philosophy. Composition teachers include David Rakowski, Melinda Wagner, Marty Boykan, and Tim Davis. Jared was also a corps member at City Year New Hampshire, an Americorps program that works in public schools. While there, Jared conducted and rehearsed the school chorus, created an after-school music club, and wrote a school song. Jared is currently living in NYC and is pursuing a Masters in Masters in Music Education from Teachers College at Columbia University. He is also working on an original musical, "Always, Rachel," which was presented as a developmental reading at the New York Musical Theatre Festival this past summer. www.alwaysrachel.com