The author, Charles David Rushbrook, BA, MA, MLIS, is a retired professional librarian, who has had a lifelong interest in compassion toward animals and the spiritual philosophies, both Eastern and Western, that relate to this issue.
The illustrator, Beverly Dyer, is an artist, who lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. A nurse for many years, Beverly believes that creativity is important to a balanced life. As a Certified Botanical Illustrator, her work reflects her love for the natural world. When not in her studio, she can be found hiking and sketching in the woods or riding her horse, Finn.
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