Author/Illustrator

While “author” may be a new title for me, I studied studio art and marketing in college, always making my living in creative fields. I was busy leading a digital marketing department for a behavioral health company when a stray kitty wandered into my life and inspired me to not just draw but write. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed tapping into my inner child as I created a character based on this new addition to our family. I paired my digital sketches with some playful rhymes, and Kitty Carter Finds a Home began to take shape. It’s definitely something new for me, but it’s been such a fun adventure that I’m already working on the second book in the series!
 
Here are some sample pages:

Kitty Carter book - truck scene

Coming soon!

Kitty Carter Finds a Home

A sweet fuzzy kitty who roams the sunny countryside finds herself in search of a place to live. Through a friendly stranger, she finds not only food and shelter but also a loving home on the farm. Paired with colorful and sweet sketches, this story highlights the simple pleasures of life and the importance of love, respect, and acceptance.

Kitty Carter Finds a Home by Cherie Carter

Author’s Bio

Cherie Pilliod Carter is an avid dog lover who ironically decided to write and illustrate her first book about a cat. She studied at The University of Tennessee Knoxville before graduating from Austin Peay State University with a bachelor’s degree in art and a minor in marketing. She has a passion for photography and is the Vice President of Digital Marketing at Meadows Behavioral Healthcare. Her latest venture, children’s book writing and illustration, is a new outlet for creative expression and interpretation. Taking doodles from an iPad and pairing them with simple rhymes, she saw an opportunity to connect with a younger audience