D'Marie Delci is a freelance writer, artist, and creativity coach. Although they won their first award as a writer in 3rd grade and contributed to magazine and literary magazines throughout school, they did not pursue a career as a writer until later in life. D'Marie currently writes for a variety of websites and newsletters and serves as Managing Editor for all Kitchen Shaman properties. They also maintain a site for writing and coaching at dmariedelci.com.

Chef Johnnie Xel, aka The Kitchen Shaman, spent more than 20 years working in professional kitchens. They bring a life-long passion for food, the joys of cooking, and a devotion to plant-based recipes to their new career as a food writer, cookbook author, and culinary instructor.