Lillian Moats is a writer, artist and filmmaker living near Chicago. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Michigan and a Master's degree from the University of Wisconsin. Hope, a Myth Reawakened is Moats' 5th book. She was privileged to have the late historian and world renown peace and justice activist Howard Zinn write the foreword for her previous book The Letter from Death. Moats' first book The Gate of Dreams was selected for the South Carolina Junior Book Award List. Film awards (with JP Somersaulter) include: Special Jury Award, Chicago International Children's Film Festival, for their body of work; more than forty other national and international film festival showings, including 6 Cine Gold Eagle awards, and 5 awards from the Chicago International Film Festival, all for art films.