C. Allyn Pierson



The cover photos for And This Our Life were provided by award-winning Latvian artist Agra Vinaude. Ms. Vinaude came to the United States in 2002 with a BA in education and two years teaching experience to care for a young man with autism through an au pair program.  She then studied art full time for two years at Iowa Central Community College and was accepted into graduate school at the prestigious School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and received a master's degree in Art Therapy in May 2009. Her primary media are painting and photography.

Computer image modification was performed by artist C.R.R Kristich.

Cover model Karine Grindberg is a teacher in Carroll, Iowa. She modeled for the book cover while she was a student at Central College in Pella, Iowa.

The cover costume was designed and constructed by author C. Allyn Pierson.