Jerri is a native Texan who moved to Colorado and was then transplanted along with her husband Doug into New Zealand. She is a dog lover and a retired Speech and Language Therapist who has always had a head full of children. She loves the fun of sound and word play and interacting with children through books. At present Jerrri is the Reading Gran at her local preschool and she is assisted by Jazz, the Reading Dog.
This is Jerri's first book. At the moment she is writing the sequel to Kate and Caboodle and is also working on a book about Jazz the Reading Dog.
Jane lives in Mapua where she works with her husband Neil in their design, illustration and photography company, Chocolate Dog Studio. The company is named in honour of their chocolate lab, Monty who was intelligent, cunning and VERY naughty! They have a golden retriever called Napoleon and a cat called Souffllée. Jane loves working on children's books and especially enjoys partnering with Jerri as her books are full of animals. You can also find Jane on Facebook at Chocolate Dog Art, Chocolate Dog Design and Photography and on Instagram at janesmithillustration.