Associate Professor, Missouri Western State University
Maxine Taylor is the Senior Acquisitions Editor for Health/Wellness & Psychology reference at ABC-CLIO. She has more than 15 years of publishing experience and has helped hundreds of authors bring their books to life. She has helped develop many of ABC-CLIO's award-winning electronic databases, most notably Health and Wellness Issues: Understanding Science, Society and Yourself. Maxine is also a published book author and freelance writer and editor. She holds a degree in literature from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and is certified in both technical writing and instructional design. From her home base in Portland, Oregon, she enjoys going on culinary adventures, exploring the outdoors, and defying gravity in aerial arts classes.
Kevin Hillstrom is the Senior Acquisitions Editor for Current Events, Politics, and Government for ABC-CLIO. A veteran publishing professional, he has also written several books about American history and politics on topics ranging from health care policy to the September 11 attacks. Kevin makes his home in Michigan, where he fills his weekends kayaking, hiking, camping, and adventure racing.