The Authors

Vicki Bennington, Author of A Life in PartsVicki Bennington is a journalist, author and editor. Her work has been published in newspapers, business journals, magazines, historical books, Fortune 500 company literature, Web sites and an assortment of other publications.

She has edited several books and numerous articles, proposals and other types of documents for publication. She is in the process of completing a second non-fiction work, and is conducting research for her first novel. She has been recognized for her journalism work and fiction writing. Vicki holds a bachelor’s degree in mass communications and a secondary degree in marketing from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. She also holds an associate’s degree in business.

Vicki has traveled extensively all over the world, spent a great deal of time in the United Kingdom, and lived in Australia for two years. She now lives and writes in Godfrey, Ill. She and her husband, Gary, have two daughters, Casey and Olivia.

Daniel Brannan, co-author of A Life in Parts

Daniel Brannan has been in the literary and newspaper business since 1982, and the Executive Editor of The Telegraph in Alton, Ill., since 1997. During his tenure, The Telegraph has won over 250 awards and earned the No. 1 ranking in the Freedom Communications newspaper group for editorial excellence in 2006. He led the Seneca-Clemson, S.C. newspaper to its first General Excellence Award in the state, and has captured state and national awards for his writing in nearly every category.

Dan is the author of six published books. He lives in Glen Carbon, Ill., with his wife, Victoria, and their two daughters, Savannah, and Sierra.