After researching and writing The Bentons: How an American Father and Son Changed the Printing Industry (RIT Press, 2011), Patricia Cost turned her attention to writing books for children. Amelia Prints a Greeting Card (Fossil Press, 2015) and Michael Photographs a Snowflake (Fossil Press, 2016) are the first two books in her "American Makers" series. Cost is also an editor and adjunct faculty member at Rochester Institute of Technology.