About the author
Erik is a psychotherapist who works with adults and children alike who need support during the sometimes challenging adventures of their own lives. Erik believes humans, like Purple Head, are resilient and know a thing or two about adapting to the emotional and psychological climate of their own lives.
Forest is a ten-year-old who likes to play the guitar and observe the natural beauty of waterfowl and other birds. "The gang was a big part of my life from ages three to six," he says. "We traveled a lot, and me and my mom and dad made up many gang adventures. Now I am ten and the gang brings back good memories. I am glad the book is published so other kids can enjoy a gang adventure."
Erik, Laura and Forest and their one dog, one goose, one chameleon, two guinea pigs, two ducks, two frogs, four parakeets and eleven fish live in Bellingham, Washington and enjoy outdoor adventures together.
Jessica Orfe is an artist who loves nature and its creatures. For Erik's book, she prepared for the drawing stage by joining some people on a couple of camping trips in Hawaii, where she currently lives. Although a lifelong drawer, Jessica is quite a novice camper! She suspects that readers with an exploratory spirit will much enjoy THE ADVENTURES OF PURPLE HEAD, BUDDHA MONKEY AND STICKY FEET. Jessica earned her MFA in Painting & Drawing from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa (2013) and her BA in Studio Art from the University of Chicago (2006). She has also illustrated another book in Savant's "Color-Me-Please" series, BALLERINA BIRDIES by Marina Yamamoto.