P.K. Hallinan is the author and illustrator of more than 80 children's books with nearly 8 million copies sold worldwide. His book For the Love of Our Earth was recognized by Early Childhood News as one of America's "100 Best Product Picks for Children." He has also had two other books make the "Top Five" of Waldenbooks National Bestsellers list. Mr. Hallinan has been honored by Howard Payne University's prestigious Lorgnette Review for his books, which are enjoyed for the timeless values they share. When he's not writing, Hallinan is an ordained minister and a nationally sought-after speaker. He and his wife, Jeanne, live in the mountains above Ashland, Oregon.