About the author: Tricia Frey was raised on a farm in northwest Ohio where her love of animals began. Over the years, pets in need of rescue—several cats and one wayward Sheltie named Sheldon—found their way into her home and heart. Early on, Tricia developed a love of reading and writing that she continued to pursue throughout her high school and college years, culminating in a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations and Professional Writing from Capital University, Columbus, Ohio. Tricia has since made a career in sales and marketing. Her love of northern Michigan brought her to Traverse City in the late 1990s, where she now lives at her beloved Rivershire, nestled on the banks of the Boardman River. Tricia spends her free time nurturing her gardens, walking the many nearby beaches and hiking trails, and kayaking the beautiful Boardman. In 2020, Tricia published her first book, River Love: The True Story of a Wayward Sheltie, a Woman, and a Magical Place Called Rivershire. In Sheldon’s Journey, young readers join Sheldon on his path as he searches for his true home.
About the illustrator: (Sheldon's Journey)
Delaney Cavanaugh lives in northwest Ohio with their two cats, Felix and Tupperware. They work as a public school art educator and have a passion for teaching and art-making of all kinds. Delaney loves anything creative, including painting, papier-mâché, weaving, and metalworking. This is the first children's book they've illustrated.