I grew up in a small Vermont town across the street from a farm. I loved animals and wanted a pet desperately, but my parents wouldn't let me have one. One of the first things I did when I was an adult and livng on my own was to adopt a kitten. I was also a kid who loved to be outside, expecially when I could be walking in the woods or riding my bike. Having pets and loving nature are key ideas in TEN TRUE ANIMAL RESCUES and in my PONY PALS book series.