Paul B. Ricchiuti has authored more than thirty books for adults and children. He received a certificate of merit award from the International Authors Who’s Who, Cambridge, England, and a Distinguished Leadership Award from the American Biographical Institute for Outstanding Service to the Literary Profession. Ricchiuti gives credit to Arthur S. Maxwell for mentoring him into the world of historical and creative writing. Paul was born in Michigan and worked for Pacific Press Publishing Association more than sixty years as a graphic designer and author. He is now retired and living in Caldwell, Idaho, where he continues to write books and serve as the Pacific Press historian.