Mission Point Press, Traverse City, Mich.
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Michael Lucido

Author Michael Lucido, PhD

Dr. Lucido has practiced as a clinical psychologist in Detroit and northern Michigan since 2003. He also holds master’s degrees in child psychology and clinical psychopharmacology. His best friend and wife, Dr. Melissa Makowski, has been the love of his life ever since the fifth grade. They have many fur-friends like Helios, Cash, and Circe. Their daughter Carmela is a brilliant, brave little drop. She inspired this story through her persistent requests to hear “Dada’s bedtime story about a little drop.” It was his hope it would help her understand the ever-changing events which occurred throughout the pandemic. Dr. Lucido believed the water cycle was an inspirational symbol for life’s journey, and water reflects the vital role that it plays in sustaining life. Keep shining as their moon and they will keep sparkling.

Illustrator Patty Clark, MA

The illustrator, Patty Clark, is a licensed counselor with a level IV clinical infant mental health endorsement. She has worked with families and children for over 30 years. She was a musician and storyteller listed with the Michigan Touring Arts. Currently, she has a sweet little dog named Greta. She is a wife, mom, grandmother and now a great-grandmother. She has recently retired from the mental health field and has become a working artist. She uses watercolor, alcohol ink, and felting as her chosen mediums.