Tammy Adamson-McMullen has been a reporter and editor for 30 years and has written for dailies, consumer and trade magazines, lifestyle publications and web sites. She served many of those years as a contributing editor for a national decorating trade magazine. As a freelancer, Tammy has written for Colonial Homes, St. Louis Homes & Lifestyles, Poulsbo Life, Seattle Homes & Lifestyles and WestSound Home & Garden, among other publications, and has covered topics ranging from interior design, gardening and travel to photography, organic farming and hand drumming. Tammy lives in the Seattle area with her husband and teenage son.
Diane Capuano Franlin has been a writer and editor in the paint and home decorating products field for nearly 30 years. She has written for magazines, newsletters, websites and blogs and recently has co-written a book in another field of endeavor. Diane also has written extensively about faux and decorative painting, profiling numerous professional artisans and gaining a great understanding about how the creative process works. She lives in the St. Louis area with her husband and two daughters.