About the Author

Sandia (Sandee) Kosmo is a native of Eau Claire, Wisconsin.  She grew up at the typewriter of her mother Virginia, who was a correspondent for the St. Paul Pioneer Press and The Milwaukee Journal. Sandee is first a writer whose passion for prose and poetry has taken her many directions. She has served as a journalist, a high school and college teacher, a public relations specialist, a college director, and a Lutheran and United Church of Christ (UCC) ordained pastor.  

Sandee Kosmo

About the Publisher

Beaver’s Pond Press, Inc.
7104 Ohms Avenue
Edina, MN 55439
(952) 829-8818


About the Musician

 Jonathan Meier is a guitarist and composer from Eau Claire, WI. He holds a bachelor's degree in Jazz Performance from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. After school he spent six months with a cruise ship show band before moving to his current home of Minneapolis, MN. Jonathan can be found as a sideman in cover bands, jazz groups, and pit orchestras. When he isn't playing music, he can be found playing soccer, running, or walking along the Mississippi River.


Jonathan Meier
Beavers Pond Press

About the Illustrator

Lisa Perrin Kosmo was born in Munsan-ri, South Korea. She received a BFA from the College of Visual Arts in St. Paul. Artists that she is inspired by include: Georgia O'Keeffe, Salvador Dali, Rabbett Before Horses, Frank Howell and Peter Paul Rubens.  Her art is a reflection of her multicultural ethnicity and she is a member of the Red Cliff Band, Ojibwe Nation in Bayfield, Wisconsin.  Lisa lives in northeastern Minnesota with her husband and two sons. 

Sandee has a BA in English and journalism from UW-Eau Claire, Wisconsin; an MS in audio visual education from UW-Stout, Menomonie, Wisconsin; and an MDiv in theology from Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota. After several years in New Mexico, she retired and returned to Wisconsin. Like whooping cranes, she migrates south for the winter. Sandee has two adult daughters, Jennee (Peter) Hancock, Colorado; and Sonja Christoffersen (Adam Donovan), Wisconsin; and one grandson, Dillon Hancock.

wakanda drawings - Lisa Kosmo


Wakanda Whooper

The Curious Cinnamon Crane
(Saving the Last Whooping Cranes)


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Updated: 11/5/16

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