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, the Kitsap Sun 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. For many years, she also directed public relations for a major nonprofit. Tammy lives in the Seattle area with her husband and 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.