Annette Hope Billings is an author and actress known for her spoken delivery. She has received a Renna Hunter Award for theater and an ARTSConnect ARTY Award in Literature. Her published works include A Net Full of Hope (2015), a collection of poems and Descants for a Daughter (2016), a collection of inspirations. Her poetry and short stories are included in a number of publications and anthologies. For additional information and performance videos, visit website: http://anetfullofhope.com/
Diane Silver is a Lawrence, Kansas-based poet, editor, photographer, and political activist who knew in November 2016 that she had to do something wild to regain her sense of hope. One thing led to another and by January 2017, Diane had embarked on a series of books that will eventually provide readers with one meditation on hope every day for a year. Take one-a-day for your soul. This four-volume work is entitled Your Daily Shot of Hope. The first volume, Meditations for an Age of Despair, was published January 2017. The forthcoming volumes are Meditations for Awakening (July 2017), Meditations for Transformation (September 2017), and Meditations for Joy (November 2017).