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!