A founding member of Archimedes’ Printing Shoppe & Sundry Goodes, S.J. Russell has a love for animals that runs deep. She is especially
inspired by the ill-mannered and ill-tempered. And it is that
inspiration that fueled her leadership of the municipal shelters in
Chicago and Philadelphia in their life-saving efforts. A writer,
attorney, animal advocate and volunteer, Russell has also authored the
award-winning coffee table book titled, A Ruff Road Home: The Court Case Dogs of Chicago, and has self-published three children’s books: Shelter Dog Kisses, We Can’t Go There, We’re Bears and Mr. Bird and Mr. Cat: How ‘Bout That!
Founder of Diamonds in the Ruff Dog Rescue, Erica Brown, is a
renaissance woman. She’s not only a certified dog trainer and talented
mixologist, she also has a masters’ degree in Business Administration.
Erica is the co-author of Archimedes’ Assholes Need Love Too. Rescue is
her blood. Erica has provided and found homes for creatures great and
small for many, many years, including all of the assholes—Wilbur, Gidget
and Raphael—of course, the inspiration for the book. She shares her
home on eight-acres of farmland in New Jersey with her three rescue
dogs, 16 chickens and a pig.
Maggie McMahon is a Philadelphia-based artist and illustrator who loves
animals ‘n stuff. She shares her home with a rescued pure Phillybred dog
from the City’s open-intake shelter and has two cats straight off of
the streets of Philly.