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                              Meet the Staff
John M. Thompson

      John began his eclectic career as a Certified Public Accountant. Named the Outstanding Graduate in the Business Department at Washington State University, he earned an M.S. Degree in Accounting from Arizona State University. Following a business career that included forming a CPA practice as well as business/real estate acquisition and operation, he joined with Marisa Lovesong to launch Illumination Arts in 1987. After publishing two metaphysical titles, they decided to specialize in children's books. John serves as CEO of Inspire Every Child, a charitable foundation which provides inspiring children's books to kids in need. A sports-energy consultant and practitioner of several healing modalities, John teaches energy-healing workshops (visit: He can be contacted at: jt[email protected]
Breanna Powell
​Lead Designer:

      A graduate of Central Washington University with a B.A. in English Literature, Breanna joined Illumination Arts in July 2013, where her talent for design was soon recognized. She began by designing ads for A Home Run for Bunny, but her technical expertise in Adobe Photoshop and InDesign propelled her on to redesign award-winning book, Wings of Change. Other projects include all design functions for two full-color children’s books published by clients of Illumination Arts. Breanna enjoys writing and editing. She also works for a local school district, helping to nurture the intellects of middle school children and sharing a love of reading.