Meet the Author and Illustrator

Faith Nielsen, Author

On her journey through life, Faith has been a biochemist, an expert in the field of radioactive materials, a computer systems analyst, an entrepreneur, a teacher and a sculptor. Faith graduated from Middlebury College and has advanced degrees from Yale University. And now, with the release of From Here to There and Back with a Quack!, she adds "children's book author" to her list of stops along the way. Faith is a subscriber to the ABC Children's Group at the American Booksellers Association (

Several years ago, on one of her routine jogs from her home to a nearby lake, Faith noticed a man feeding several ducks and went over to see what was going on. He introduced her to a one-legged duck. By happenstance and in a short time, she learned of his duckling days and connected the dots to discover an amazing story.

From Here to There and Back with a Quack! is Faith's first children's book.

A yet unpublished work, Laughter in the Wind! is an inspiring story of laughter, hope, and recovery. Read it here . . .

E-mail Faith at


Pat Macintyre, Illustrator

Pat Macintyre is an accomplished and respected artist in the Washington, D.C. area, specializing in large, expressive works executed in acrylics and pastels. A graduate of the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C., Pat has been active in the arts community of Northern Virginia for many years. Her Saturday-morning free art workshops for children are a popular tradition
in the Reston arts community.

From Here to There and Back with a Quack! is Pat's first collaboration with
Faith Nielsen. She lives in Virginia. E-mail her at