After a Batchelor's Degree in Fine Arts, with a minor in psychology from Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles, CA in 1968, (now Cal Arts in Sylmar, CA) I was drafted and spent 2 years in the military. A few years after returning home, then marrying, my wife & I opened our own computer graphics company in Lawndale, CA. Though always interested in writing, my literary interests were put aside by business until I retired in 1996. In 2010 I was hired serendipitously to fully illustrate two children's books by a new company's CEO. This re-ignited my desires of combining my writing & caricature skills to eventually publish children's books of my own. It was the perfect culmination of timing, & the synergy of friendship. My new friend helped reinvigorate my authorship dreams. I wrote & illustrated my first book, then a larger piece one I just December 31st, 2013. I promise many more.
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Cleaver McBeaver & The Great Tornado
This young Scottish Beaver so amazes humans and other beavers that he is enshrined in the Hall of Fame for his human-like abilities & astonishing feats. From tragedy to self discovery to beaver love, young Cleaver goes from local celebrity logger to green conscious mason due to a revolutionary vision.
The Birdies Four
A Lovely short story of a Cockatiel, named Timber, who is smitten by a Lovebird named Beauty. When he hears the melodic sound of her voice, Timber is inspired to write songs specifically to win her over. Love, as usual, prevails over all obstacles when they are married and have singing quadruplets. The children's talents bring their family celebrity and wealth.
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