The impetus behind this venture, James C Gilmore, Jr. started his career as an instrument tech in the US Air Force. After his military career he needed to reconnect with civilian life as well as strike out for new adventures and what better way to do so than through a great meal. James studied culinary arts, becoming a chef. Though exquisite cuisine remained dear to his heart he needed more. James returned to his hometown of Lubbock, Texas to resume his education at Texas Tech University. Concentrating on his love for physics and engineering, ultimately becoming a well respected mechanical engineer. ……


Let’s not forget his super-squirrel companion, Carolee Baumgartner. After a 15 year career as a nurse, she returned to Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas to follow her dream. Studying psychology and literature seemed the perfectly imperfect combination. A self-proclaimed people watcher, the study of the mind made a perfect fit. With a lifelong passion for books and illustrations via the written word, the combination of both disciplines opened the floodgate for projects. As an aspiring novelist and poet, words are the strings upon which a beautiful melody results.

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