Michael Scotto has worked as a filmmaker, a saxophone player, and an engineer’s assistant, but his true passion has always been writing. He received his MFA in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon University, and today, Mr. Scotto is the author of several novels for children and the Tales of Midlandia picture book and iPad app series. In 2011, he was selected by PITTSBURGH Magazine and PUMP to be one of the ‘Pittsburgh 40 Under 40,’ a group of forty people under the age of 40 who are helping to shape the Pittsburgh region. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking and photography. He has lived in New York, Georgia, and California, but today he happily calls Pittsburgh, PA his home. He lives in the city with his lovely wife and their crafty dog.
In addition to his work on Postcards from Pismo, Dion Williams is a contributing artist to the Tales of Midlandia picture book series. He has worked for high-profile clients such as Disney, Warner Bros., and Nike, providing sculpting and art direction. Dion’s diverse background has enabled him to bring versatility and ingenuity to Midlandia Press. When not working, he enjoys bike riding, home improvement, and good movies.