Dave Dietrich

Dave spent his formative years in Nashville splashing through waves at Nashville Shores, playing baseball near The Hermitage at Rotary Park, and whipping through the rides at Opryland Theme Park. He is a writer and non-profit executive who loves participating in causes that help other people. Inspired by his wife Megan, daugher Isla, and dogs Ace and Grace - Dave and his mom wrote the book Sleep Tight Nashville for people of all ages to experience Nashville the way he did growing up.


Debbie Brown

Debbie Brown, affectionately known as "Grammy", lives in Nashville with her husband Larry and their two furry pets, Bug and Gracie. She is a published song writer and loves children, especially her two granddaughters: Isla and Avery. Debbie enjoys spending time with family and friends, baking, writing, and sports which makes Nashville the perfect home for her. She hopes that kids everywhere will enjoy following the story of Banjo as he reveals the colorful world of Nashville.



Kathryn Gogliotti

Kathryn lives in Nashville with her loving husband and their quirky dog, Bandit (who now responds to "Banjo" after modeling for Sleep Tight Nashville every day for six months!). She received her BFA from the University of Michigan and is an active member of the Society of Children's Books Writers and Illustrators Midsouth Chapter.


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