Marilyn

About the Author

Marilyn J. Ferrett

Learning to read in a multi-grade classroom, under the direction of a devoted teacher, shaped many aspects of the author’s adult life, but most importantly, it led to a lifelong love of teaching.

Marilyn continues her dedication to early learning with the release of a series of captivating, introspective picture books about a young pig with a kind heart.

Born and raised on the Canadian prairies, Marilyn developed an appreciation for hard work and simplicity early in life. She now resides in a busy city with her husband and two exceptional stuffies, Molly and Totem. Cat (the cat) figures prominently in her stories and would be her cat of choice if she could make it so.

Recognizing the joy that comes from spending time with children, Marilyn strives to create sharing stories that are engaging for all.

About the Illustrator

Chad J. Thompson

As a young boy, Chad’s grandfather sat him down at the kitchen table and taught him how to draw cartoons. Chad never forgot those early lessons!

His love of drawing led him to the Columbus College of Art and Design. Upon graduation, he was hired by the Walt Disney Feature Animation studio in Florida. For the next seven years, he worked on animated movies such as Mulan, Lilo & Stitch, and Brother Bear.

Chad currently works as an illustrator and designer for a wide variety of clients. He continues to work in animation for smaller studios in Orlando.

When he is not at the drawing board, Chad enjoys spending time with his wife and kids.