About the Author


   Sammy Powell was born in Atlanta, Georgia and    grew up in the Doraville area on the northeast  side of town. He graduated from Sequoyah High School in 1978 and Georgia Tech in 1982 after which he pursued a career in civil engineering.    Over the span of his 34 year career, he worked in both the public and private sectors in the transportation engineering field, primarily as a bridge engineer.  He and his wife Alyson have been married since 1990 and have two children, Olivia and Ethan. They have lived in the Smyrna  area in northwest Atlanta since 1993.

You can  contact Sammy at:  foxtreechronicles@gmail.com


About the Illustrator

Buddy Finethy grew up outside Greenville South Carolina. After graduating from high school he moved to Atlanta to attend college.  Upon graduating from Reinhardt University in Waleska, Georgia with a degree in fine arts, Buddy worked as a freelance artist for companies such as Coca-Cola, Frito Lay, Relix Magazine, Varsity Drive-in and Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers.  In 1988, Buddy began working for Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers as the full time art director.  As the art director, Buddy designed the characters Mel, Dude, the Wizard, the Funguys and their amazing world of fantasy.  In 2016, Buddy retired from Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers to start his own design firm, Arcadus Design Group.  Buddy resides in Decatur, Georgia with his wife Pamela and his two dogs, Molly and Max.

You can contact Buddy at:  joebud01@gmail.com