Parrot the cat will show you what goes on in the day to day of a small but very busy animal shelter and introduce you to the staff and some of the animals. Parrot came to us under weight and with wounds from being bitten by the many other cats in her house, in spite of this she was extremely friendly and affectionate. It was easy to make her the heroine of my book. The Rutland County Animal Shelter in Central Vermont is a refuge for over 1400 animals a year. It runs almost entirely on donations and the hard work and dedication of it's staff and volunteers. Profits from the sale of my book will go to the shelter.
I've been creating, writing and illustrating my own books since I was a teenager starting out with decorated diaries and moving on to poetry, short stories, even several unsuccessful novels, but I've always come back to the pleasure of combining my own images and words, not always strictly for children, but always in celebration of the power that art and words together can have, something more than one or the other.