About Our Author
Julie A. Garrett
Julie grew up in Wichita, KS, and graduated from West High School. She received a degree in Vocal Music Performance from Oklahoma Baptist University. She and her husband live near Wichita, KS and have two beautiful adult daughters.
When she was young, Julie loved reading books like Caps for Sale, The Five Chinese Brothers, Cricket in Times Square, and all of the Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. As a preteen she especially enjoyed the Trixie Belden series of books. Today she enjoys reading a variety of genres of literature, but her favorite is historical fiction - and anything by Terri Blackstock, Dee Henderson, Francine Rivers, ...
Julie has never considered herself particularly creative and NEVER dreamed she would write a book! But that is why this book is so special to her! This has been a three-year journey that began with a random thought - and the Lord has brought it to this. He has had His hand in the process every step of the way and she cannot wait to see what He plans to do with it and through it!
Julie is also extremely grateful that her dear friend, Susan Walker, agreed to be her illustrator! She has done a tremendous job and it has been such fun working together! Book two, here we come!
Julie and Susan
Otter in the Water
About Our Illustrator
Susan G. Walker
Susan was born in the Kansas City, Missouri area. As a young teenager, her college age brother often took her to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, where they both particularly enjoyed viewing the Impressionist styles of artists Claude Monet and Paul Cezanne.
Susan's high school art classes spurred her interest in drawing. She attended Northwest Missouri State University as an Art Education major, where she learned to use a variety of medium, but she now especially enjoys the layering of color with pastels to create form and capture light and shadow.
Susan has given private art lessons to young students and has volunteered as an art instructor in a small private school. Other activities she enjoys are gardening, traveling, serving in church, and spending time with her family, particularly with her five grandchildren.