Jo Billups was born in New Orleans, LA and is an Environmental Educator who uses music and storytelling as an integral part of her work with children. She spent many years as a music teacher at Montessori School of Pensacola where she developed the ABC’s of Ecology educational program with Karen Harvill. Their love of nature has taken them across the country to inspire children to work together for the good of the planet. There are six books in the ABC’s of Ecology series and two CDs. Jo currently lives in South Alabama.
Karen Harvill is a freelance illustrator, wildlife artist and musician who lives on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Her intense love for nature and concern for a healthy environment have fueled her collaboration with Jo Billups to form the ABC’s Of Ecology book and music series. Karen has illustrated all six books in the ABC’s of Ecology.