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Nick Rokicki is from Toledo, Ohio. A graduate of Specs Howard School of Media Arts, Nick worked in radio and television before joining a major airline. It was through this work that he had the opportunity to travel and really get to meet people and be inspired. In 3rd grade, Nick was encouraged by his teacher Ms. McCloskey to be a great writer. Since then, his work has been published in newspaper op-ed pages across the country, including USA Today. Pete the Popcorn was his first published book. His favorite part of this whole book process? Visiting schools. 

Joseph Kelley is from the suburbs of Detroit and a proud graduate of John Glenn High School in Westland, Michigan. Joe then went on to earn degrees from both Schoolcraft College and Madonna University before beginning his career in marketing and criminal justice. Working with kids at summer camps allowed Joe to keep a creative mind, which is reflected in his interactions with children at all events. Pete the Popcorn is Joe's first book and he is thrilled that other projects have since been released, with more in the works.

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