About the Author and Illustrator

christalfinalChristal Daehnert, Ph.D., is a psychologist and psychoanalyst, practicing in Old Towne Orange and Laguna Beach, California.  Christal is also a mother and a grandmother. She has written articles for educational, psychological and psychoanalytic journals. This is her first children’s book. Christal lives in Laguna Beach with her husband, James Daehnert, Ph.D., also a psychologist and psychoanalyst. christen-phillips-headshotIllustrator Christen Phillips was born and raised in Santa Barbara County, California. She studied drawing and painting at Laguna College of Art and Design in Laguna Beach, California, graduating with a BA in Fine Arts. Since graduation, Christen has focused on teaching art and illustrating, with the love and support of her husband and two daughters.