Tim Page and Marianne Page Smith

Tim Page began collecting punch recipes in the early 1960s when he was a student at East Tennessee State University. His fraternity, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, had been instructed to find a substitute for the alcoholic drinks they served at parties. Tim searched his school and local libraries, but was disappointed to find that no books on punches existed. However, a fraternity brother saved the day by suggesting they utilize a punch that was a specialty of his family's cook. From that day, Tim made it his duty to collect punch recipes from ambassadors, dignitaries, restaurateurs, and caterers from around the world.

Tim's daughter, Marianne Page Smith, an interior designer and illustrator, helped in the research and writing of this second book of punch recipes. Tim and Marianne reside in Knoxville, Tennessee.