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Joni F. Craig grew up in New York, the daughter of a pediatrician. Her mother studied journalism. Joni received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Maryland and then certification at the Institute of Childrenʼs Literature in Connecticut. Over the years, she wrote a series of charming childrenʼs stories to entertain her three children and then twelve grandchildren. A still young-at-heart grandmother, Joni Craig now lives in Ponce Inlet, Florida, with her husband, Dr. Douglas Craig and enjoys playing golf.
A Shoulder For Oscar is the first in the upcoming series of Joni Craig's stories. When Robert found a baby squirrel who had fallen from his nest he brought him inside and told his mother he would adopt him. "A squirrel? Who adopts a squirrel?" But Robert pleaded. The adventures Craig writes about are authentic and reveals how a child experiences the joys and responsibilities of friendship.
Bea Alden is an artist working out of her home studio in the beautiful Okanogan highlands of Washington State. She specializes in watercolor and acrylic landscapes, floral studies and portraits, all reflecting her delicate observation of the forms and colors of nature. A gallery of her paintings is at www.BeAldenart.com.