Cousins Cristine Caton and Judy Ryan grew up in St. Louis, Missouri
Cristine Caton started her career as an elementary school teacher. She taught for 7 years before going on to other ventures. She ended her career as the owner of a print and copy shop where she did the layout and design for her customers using various computer graphics programs.
After retiring she decided to put both of these careers together to create the series of children's pictures called "The Adventures of Cefa the Cat". Cris did the writing and worked on the illustrations using her computer skills while Judy drew the characters and facial expressions. Working together Cefa the Cat became a reality.
Judy Drmacich Ryan has always been involved in drawing, painting and music. Of the two creative roads possible she chose to follow the music path first. She started a degree in Music Education then, after life happened and more than a few years passed, she finished that degree - better late than never. Still enjoying painting, drawing and music she is also an avid gardener. When her cousin Cris asked her to help with illustrating "The Adventures of Cefa the Cat" she was thrilled to say yes. This is her first venture into cartooning and is looking forward to more adventures with Cefa.
Cefa's stories are based on the adventures of the Caton's second Russian Blue cat. He was full of energy and got into a variety of sticky situations which made for some funny stories.
"The Adventures of Cefa the Cat" is a great read for elementary students who can read by themselves or by parents for those little ones who don't know how to read yet. They are working on the second book in the series. Watch for its release soon.
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The Adventures of Cefa the Cat, Cefa Finds a Home
by Cristine Caton
The Adventures of Cefa the Cat is a picture book series of 6 books about a Russian Blue cat named Cefa. In book 1, Cefa Finds A Home, Cefa is adopted from the animal shelter by a nice man. Cefa loves his new house and yard. Then Cefa finds himself in a sticky situation when he discovers a BIG tree in the backyard. Learn what happens and who comes to Cefa's rescue. (815 words approx.)
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