John has been writing poems since age 6 and has written stories, plays, screenplays, and his second book. He is married to Phyllis, the co-author of the stories, and has three children and two grandchildren. Among his many interests are music, videography, theater, comedy, sci-fi, outdoor grilling, and enjoying audiobooks. And his dishwashing skills are apparently unparalleled. John is past president of the West Texas Writers of Midland, Texas, and has been the editor and publisher of newsletters such as the Houston Epson User Group, the Acadiana Area Apple User Group, the Houston Mirror, the Midland Memoirs, and Lafayette Lagniappe. He has also written over 50 songs, one of which was used in his play "Mirror, Mirror" which he produced at the Playwright's Theater of Louisiana. The illustrations are by Mailys Pitcher, a young French artist who has created whimsical images of Winnie, Tammy and the rest of the cast of this delightful story. This is Mailys Pitcher's second book in the Troll Series. The first one is "Winnie and the Mystery of the Missing Moonstones."