Chris Palmer studied philosophy at a small New England college, with subsequent practical application as a short-order cook on Cape Cod, a Boston cab driver, and a software and Internet services executive in California. Chris is a member of the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and is the co-author with his wife (see below) of two award-winning children’s books, a middle grade magical adventure and a fine art picture book. He currently lives with his wife in a converted barn on the banks of a western Maine river.
In the Cape Cod Witch Series, J Bean Palmer calls upon her family’s long history in New England, including a Revolutionary “Green Mountain Boy,” Cape Cod cranberry farmers and artists, and an oft-told family legend that as her grandmother’s ancestors stepped off the Mayflower, her grandfather’s relatives were there to greet them. With a degree in Environmental Science (summa cum laude, University of Maine), the author’s ElsBeth stories reflect a passion and respect for the natural world and its magical kinship.