About Angie Miles
Angie Miles is a lifelong Virginian who fell in love with the beauty, novelty, and power of words as a young child. She grew up in rural Powhatan as one of ten children, and at the tender age of two was “reading” her first poem, Clement Moore’s “'Twas the Night Before Christmas,” which she had memorized in its entirety. Her fascination with written and spoken language was enhanced by siblings, who studied and spoke Latin and French, and by beloved elders, who shared lively stories and family histories in their uniquely sumptuous, southern style.
Angie's professional pursuits have included broadcast journalism, educational consulting, literacy instruction, and a wide assortment of writing projects. She enjoys family life with her friend Brad, who is also her husband, and their four outstanding sons. High on her favorites list are movie marathons, barefoot running, home-cooked meals, happy travel adventures, and quantum physics. She enjoys books, books, books; music; spending time with interesting, caring, ridiculously optimistic people…and whenever possible, helping others fully discover and embrace their highest potential. She hopes Short Pump Bump! will remind young and old alike that when we remember to play, we’re well on the way to the places we most want to reach, no matter where those places may be.
About Scott DuBar
Scott DuBar first started drawing as a small child and never stopped. For eight years, he worked as an illustrator and graphic designer on various charitable projects while living and traveling in India. After returning home, he earned a degree in illustration from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2008. In 2010, Scott began illustrating the poems of Angie Miles for her website, www.happyreading.org. Scott’s humorous illustrations appear regularly in several magazines across the country. He currently works out of his home in Charlottesville, Virginia, where he lives with his beautiful wife, Vidya.