Creative Team

Both the author and principal photographer for Islands of America, Anna is the creative force behind hundreds of illustrated books including the bestselling A Guide for Grown-ups: Essential Wisdom from the Collected Works of Antoine de Saint-Exupery (Harcourt); Perfect Porches (Clarkson Potter/Random House); The Twilight Zone graphic novel series (Walker & Co.); Hallelujah: The Poetry of Classic Hymns (Ten Speed Press); Shrimp Country: Recipes and Tales from the Southern Coasts (UPF) and the forthcoming The Beachcomber's Companion (Chronicle Books). Her work has been featured on Atlas Obscura, The Oprah Winfrey Show, BBC Radio and NPR and in Elle Decor, The New Yorker, Spirituality & Practice, Celebrated Living, Roadfood.comTown & Country, USAToday and Yahoo! Travel.

Jack's astral landscape images for Petra Island, New York and Monhegan, Deer Isle and Mt. Desert islands in Maine (in addition to other locations) help convey the dawn-to-dark beauty that islands provide. His portfolio includes stunning starscapes, immersive surf images and engaging wildlife portraits that draw the viewer inside the scenes; his work has been featured by National Geographic, Popular Photography and NASA. In his words: “I strive to capture specific emotions; I choose long exposures to not only portray a specific moment, but to convey movements that help complete a vision.” For more information, visit

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Jason's images for Antelope Island, Utah and Melita Island, Montana showcase the wild wonders of American islands from pronghorn antelope to bison to eagles as well as the people who thrive in their environments. His stunning work has been featured in National Geographic Traveler, Time, Outside, Audubon, The New York Times and many other publications. In addition, Jason also works as one of the leading photography instructors in the country, teaching workshops and classes throughout North America. For more information, visit

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Brenda's photographs of Wadmalaw Island, South Carolina's Rockville Regatta caught the power of the wind as well as the power of the party at this annual event. Brenda is an illustrator and designer whose work has appeared in numerous children's books and magazines and on many home products. For more information, visit



Trey's photos document the physicality of Smith Island crabber Barry Bruce's work from 4:00 a.m. on the boat through high noon in the peeler shed as he sorted the day's catch. Trey used a Nikon D200 with 70-200mn F4 Sigma zoom and 300mn f1.4 Nikon Nikor lenses.

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Jay's evocative images reflect the grueling realities of the shrimp trawling community as well as the calming beauty of Tybee Island, Georgia. It runs in his blood: his father, Kevin Fleming, is a former National Geographic photographer. In his words: “Instead of reading children’s books to me, my parents showed me photography books." Using one of his father’s hand-me-down rigs, a manual focus Nikon and old 300mm lens from his NatGeo days, Jay, at age 14, accompanied his dad to a rookery island in Delaware. His picture of a great egret won grand prize in a national EPA Wildlife of Wetlands photography competition. For more information,visit

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Charity's images contribute to the portrayals of Lummi Island and Vashon Island in Washington. Her exquisite photography of cuisines and chefs is featured in Plum: Gratifying Vegan Dishes (Sasquatch Books) as well as in Food and Wine, Bon Appetit, Fortune, Real Simple, W, Delta Sky and on, among many other media outlets. For more information, visit

Monique provided critical research support for content including tribal presences on islands and complete lists of islands by state. She’s an editor, writer and web content developer who reviews mysteries for Publishers Weekly, edits books for publishers and independent clients and social media site content for a Fortune 500 company. For more information, visit her website at

Stephanie is creating inspired illustrative and graphic designs based on island icons selected from distinct regions in the country. She has developed designs for Gulfstream and will graduate in Spring 2014 from SCAD with a Masters of Fine Arts. For more information, visit