Doris Voss Dasenbrock (aka Madame Zucchini) is the author & illustrator of a series of poem collections. She holds a Bachelor's degree with a major in Art Education and a minor in English from the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh. She holds a MFA degree from Florida State University, Tallahassee, She majored in fine arts, drawing and painting with a minor in humanities. She has taught art at all levels from elementary to high school, as well as night school adult classes in Wisconsin. In Florida, Maryland and Virginia she taught college art classes. She also holds a marketing degree from the University of Maryland, University College, College Park.

She has traveled to many countries in Europe, Africa, Central, South, and North America, Asia and Pacific Islands. She has taken countless photographs and currently writes, paints, and illustrates. She continues to study foreign languages and music. Her art work has won awards and prizes and has been exhibited and purchased by a number of galleries and individuals in different states. She has also worked commercially as a graphic artist, advertising and marketing director, and art director for non-profit organizations and businesses located in Metropolitan Washington, DC.