Suzy Roeder is a mother of ten children and grandmother of four. She grew up on a cattle farm in Maryland. She raised her own family on a horse and dairy farm in the Midwest, where she imagined a wind turbine like Wendel. Suzy now lives with her husband and family in Kansas.
Marie Wiedefeld grew up on a farm in Kansas, writing and drawing every day of her childhood, through college and to the present. Her ancestors were much like the family in Wendel the Wind Turbine, having settled on a farm in Illinois in the 1800s. Marie lives in Missouri with two dogs, two cats, two dairy goats and a flock of chickens.