Jennifer Moss and Kellie Flanagan were both city girls before they each ditched the urban sprawl and moved to the mountains at different points in time. They met at a local authors’ fair and became fast friends. The idea of Yosemite Home Companion manifested as they were lunching and talking about all the differences between living in the city and the mountains, and all they had to learn after they got here.

Kellie Flanagan

Kellie is a writer and producer for print, broadcast and web, with credits in all media including short and long-form documentary. Kellie has written and directed for major television and cable networks television shows including The Wild West, A&E’s Biography and The Civil War Journal. As a child actor Kellie played Candace on The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, and appeared in the original Star Trek, The Andy Griffith Show, and the 60’s cult classic film Wild In The Streets. She served as the former Managing Editor of Sierra News Online for seven years, and is now devoting her time to new and exciting careers. She prides herself on being an ace writer, wife, mom, and chicken-wrangler.

Jennifer Moss

Jennifer Moss is the author of both fiction and non-fiction works. She’s written two books on the subject of names, The One-in-a-Million Baby Name Book (Perigee Press) and The Baby Names Workbook. Jennifer’s popular series of mystery novels include Town Red, Way to Go, Taking the Rap, and Friend of the Family (Black Opal Books). She prides herself on being a techie, having been a programmer for longer than the internet exists. In 1996, she launched her internet career with the popular website, BabyNames.com. Jennifer relocated to Oakhurst in 2011 and opened a local boutique web design agency, Moss Web Works. She also enjoys photography, hiking, and is a proud mama and petmama.