Creative Team

The Authors

Andrea von Botefuhr

Andrea von Botefuhr's creativity as a prolific poet and silk artist flourished while growing up on the Big Island of Hawaii. Her hand painted garments and quilts have been featured in galleries in Los Angeles, Seattle and Hawaii. Andrea also studied Holistic medicine, receiving her formal training in acupuncture and oriental medicine in Honolulu. Andrea lives with her 14-year-old daughter on Bainbridge Island, Washington.



Angela Russell

Angela Russell has devoted her life to the creation of visionary motion pictures and media designed to entertain, educate and inspire. As Founder and Creative Director of KnowWonder Entertainment, she has developed an independent body of work, which reflects a lifelong passion for the natural, progressive and accelerated evolution of humanity into its greater potential, especially as it relates to the study and creative application of metaphysics. Angela also wrote, produced and hosted the 'Know Wonder' radio show, which aired on the World Puja Network,broadcasting to 139 countries throughout the world.


The Illustrator

Bryn Barnard

Bryn Barnard has been called "one of the masters of science fiction art" by the Christian Science Monitor. A multi-talented artist, he has painted historical reconstructions for the National Geographic Society, documented the U.S. space program for NASA, and created over 200 feet of murals for Children's Hospital, Seattle. As illustrator and author of OUTBREAK and DANGEROUS PLANET, both published by Crown, Bryn's work has been called "engrossing" by the Wall Street Journal and "part Jared Diamond...part Stephen Jay Gould" by the New York Times. Bryn studied at the University of California, Berkeley and Art Center College of Design, Pasadena. He lives with his family in Friday Harbor, Washington.

The creators of The Land of Smaerd