About the Authors:

Ann H. Lacey lives with her husband, Bob, and their Sheltie, RICKEY, in Spencerport, NY. She has her Bachelor's degree in Education and a Master's degree in Reading. Ann takes RICKEY on regular pet therapy visits to local nursing homes, adult homes, hospitals, a children's group home, and the Ronald McDonald House of Rochester, NY.

Barbara Wunder Pratt is a free-lance writer who lives in Spencerport, NY. with her husband, Ken, and their four children. She has a B.S. degree in Education from S.U.N.Y. Geneseo and on in Journalism from S.U.N.Y. Brockport. She has written three other children's books and is a contributing writer for the Suburban News.

About the Illustrator:

Michael Sparling lives in the Genesee Valley town of Perry, NY with his wife, Abby. They share an art studio producing various types of art including portraits of loved ones, pet portraits, murals, and faerie houses. Inquiries about portrait work may be sent to Michael at Sparling Studios, P.O. Box 144, Perry, NY 14530