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Author Short Bio
A journalist and fiction writer, Rickey Gard Diamond has long focused on money, politics, and cultural change. Writing about people in poverty and government policy, she became founding editor of Vermont Woman in 1985, where she continues today as a contributing editor. While publishing articles and short fiction, she taught writing and literature, feminist and media studies at Vermont College of Norwich University for over 20 years. In 1999, Calyx Books published her novel, Second Sight, which was reissued by HarperCollins in 2000. In 2011 she was awarded a National Newspaper Association award for her article series, “An Economy of Our Own,” and in 2014 she won a Hedgebrook fellowship for her work on Screwnomics. Meanwhile, her short fiction, published in literary journals, was issued as a collection, Whole Worlds Could Pass Away (Rootstock Publishing, 2017). A mother and grandmother, she lives in Montpelier with her husband and their beautiful cat. She’s still organizing, blogging, and connecting with EconoGirlfriends around the world.
Cartoonist Short Bio
Peaco Todd is a syndicated cartoonist and author/illustrator of several books and numerous articles; she has worked as a journalist, and as professor of liberal studies for Lesley University and the Union Institute and University. Current projects include a graphic memoir about depression, Table for One, and Earth Comix, a non-profit to raise awareness of the fight to save elephants, rhinos, and other endangered animals. See her work at screwnomics.org, earth-comix.com, and peacotoons.com.