Keely Parrack came from the UK to the USA for fun twenty years ago, and liked it so much she’s still here, doing what she loves best: writing poetry, picture books, and young adult novels, and motivating kids to love reading and to be confident creative writers. As a freelance writer her work has been published in The Christian Science Monitor, The Contra Costa Times, Patch, Spider Magazine, and Mothering.com, and her short story “Listening to the Leaves” appears in the anthology, Simple Pleasures of Friendship: Celebrating the Ones We Love, Conari Press, 2003, (under the pen name Keely James). Previously she’s been a science and language arts specialist and class teacher at an elementary school in inner city Nottingham, UK, a Child Center Director in San Francisco, and the Co-Regional Advisor for the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators, San Francisco North & East Bay. Parrack now fills her time working for her local indie bookstore, tutoring kids in creative writing, and designing haiku cards for her friends and family. She currently lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her husband, son, and a very demanding cat. JOHN BAJET is currently a designer on the Cartoon Network Show, Tom & Jerry, and Art Directing at Renegade Animation, as well as the illustrator for Baby Shark, Planting Seeds of Kindness, If We Can Do What Animals Do, and Bigger Than Baseball.