Ethel Coffey

Ethel K. Coffey was ready to follow a new path after working as a special educator and reading specialist for 34 years. She began writing stories to help children find positive ways to approach some of life’s challenges. She hopes to bring pleasure and inspiration to children, as well as their significant adults.

A native of Tucson, Arizona, Ethel’s settings and characters reflect her love for the Sonoran Desert. Ethel lives outside of Tucson, Arizona with her husband David and their two cats, Cougar & Benney.

Betty Schweitzer-Johnson

Betty Schweitzer-Johnson, also a Tucson native, has been creating art through various mediums, since she first picked up a pencil. Betty expresses her love for the desert and it’s creatures through her enchanting illustrations. The illustrations for both books were acrylic paintings done in vivid desert colors.

Betty has illustrated books, published in local magazines and continues to work as a freelance artist and scientific illustrator. She lives in Tucson, Arizona with her husband, Kent and their two cats, Leroy and Speedy.
Ethel and Betty have beend friends since 4th grade.