About the author
Claudia Teetsel is a lifetime dog lover. She is also a passionate supporter of Power Paws Assistance Dogs, Inc., an organization that trains dogs for children and adults with Type 1 Diabetes, PTSD, and mobility challenges. Claudia lives in Arizona, where she and her husband Jeff have raised two sons, Ryan and Jason. Some of Claudia's favorite memories are the countless hours spent reading to them when they were young, with their family dog, Coco, always in the mix. The Teetsel family were filled with grief when Coco died unexpectedly at an early age. Three years later, when he was sixteen, Jason painted their current dog, Pearl, chasing Coco through a meadow of yellow wildflowers. The family never had both dogs at the same time.
Jason's painting, featured on the cover, was the inspiration for BEA and HONEY: The Secret.