Meet Diane



Diane Rains has her fingers in a lot of proverbial pies (preferably, chocolate). She is a naturalist, animal behavior specialist, luminist painter, singer, pianist, composer, children's book author, and filmmaker. She also manages the wildlife sanctuary, Punchinello Prairie, that she and her husband, Stu Janis, share in western Wisconsin.

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Meet Stu



Stu Janis is a musician of eclectic taste and rare talent, excelling in unusual instruments like hammered dulcimer, concertina, bowed psaltery, handpan, and tsimbl. He performs regularly in several bands and is popular as a choir accompanist on hammered dulcimer.

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Meet Our Characters


Faerie Mermaid Galene

Meet Galene


Salty Stuart

Salty Stuart the Pirate Elf

Meet Salty Stu