Caitlynne was born and raised in Georgia, just outside of Atlanta, where, early in life, she gave her heart away to two things - reading and animals! Caitlynne went to work at her first veterinarian clinic at the age of 16, and continued in that profession for 10 years. She graduated from Appalachian State University in 2013 with a Bachelor's Degree in Molecular Biology, and fully intended to continue on to Vet School. But life had other ideas for her. After moving to Raleigh, she got a taste of the book business, and never looked back! Stephanie and Caitlynne started Dog-Eared Books out of the extra bedroom in Caitlynne's home and it has grown into a thriving business! Caitlynne is still a voracious reader, enjoys outdoor activities like hiking and kayaking, and most of all, still loves animals ... currently residing with her two dogs, River and Rory, and her 19-year-old cat, Tigger, in Raleigh, North Carolina. Stephanie Stegemoller was born in Miami Florida, but was raised in a small town in western North Carolina. As a kid, she was involved in many things: dance, horseback riding, Girl Scouts, softball, and cheerleading to name a few. After high school, she attended Appalachian State University where she received her B.S. in Biology. In 2015, she moved to Raleigh, NC where she began training as an actress. However, it didn't take long before her entrepreneurial side called out. Just one year later, Stephanie and Caitlynne co-founded Dog-Eared Books out of Caitlynne's spare bedroom. The two recently celebrated the success of their three-year-old business. Stephanie still enjoys acting, singing her heart out anytime she's behind the wheel, reading, and has a soft spot in her heart for animals. She currently lives in Raleigh, NC. Stephen Minervino was born in the south, raised in the north, and then made his way back down again to study Art and Design at North Carolina State University. After graduating in 2014, he has worked as an animator and digital artist in the Raleigh area. While he has no pets of his own, he loves spending time with the pets of friends. Especially cats, even though they make his face explode. He loves a good story, whether it's a book, video game, movie, or a comic.