Kim Krans is an artist, author, and creator of The New York Times bestseller, The Wild Unknown Tarot. She received her BFA at Cooper Union in NYC, MFA at Hunter College, and is currently pursuing a MA in Jungian psychology and creativity at Pacifica Graduate Institute in California. She teaches events and workshops that activate the forces of creativity and radical transformation through art, meditation, and movement. Kim lives on the west coast where she surfs, draws, and wonders at those big wonders of life.
Kim's additional publications include: The Wild Unknown Animal Spirit Deck, The Wild Unknown Journal, and children's books 123 Dream, ABC Dream, Hello Sacred Life, Hello Sacred Creatures and Whose Moon is That?
Learn more at thewildunknown.com
J. Ryan Stradal
J. Ryan Stradal is the author of the New York Times bestselling novel Kitchens of the Great Midwest, which was translated into twelve languages, optioned by Warner Brothers, and won numerous awards, including American Book Association's Indies Choice Award for Adult Debut Book of the Year in 2016. His shorter writing has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, Granta, The Rumpus, and the Los Angeles Review of Books, among other places. Born and raised in Minnesota, he now lives in Los Angeles, where he co-hosts a culinary-themed reading series called Hot Dish, volunteers at the literary/educational nonprofit 826LA, and has worked as a TV producer, notably for Ice Road Truckers and Deadliest Catch. Stradal’s next novel, The Lager Queen of Minnesota, is forthcoming from Pamela Dorman Books/Viking in July 2019.
Learn more at jryanstradal.com