Dr. Maryann Cusimano Love is a tenured associate professor of international politics at Catholic University and celebrated author. Dr. Cusimano Love has spoken to audiences from suburban pre-schoolers, to inner city children, to military officers at the Pentagon, diplomats at the United Nations, news outlets such as CNN International, and even at The Vatican. You Are My I Love You, You Are My Miracle, Sleep, Baby, Sleep, You Are My Wish, and You Are My Wonders arose out of her work with children, especially the PeaceKids group in the Sursum Corda housing project in Washington, DC. Maryann lives on the Chesapeake Bay with her husband and their three young children.
Satomi Ichikawa is the illustrator of such books as You Are My I Love You, You Are My Miracle, You Are My Wish, and the Dance, Tanya and Nora series of books. Born in Japan, Ms. Ichikawa traveled to Paris as a young woman and still lives there today. Her vast collection of dolls and stuffed animals proved the perfect inspiration for both You Are My I Love You and You Are My Miracle.