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About the Author

Pete Shoemaker
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Pete Shoemaker (on the right, in picture), along with his golf-professional brother Fred (on left), co-authored the highly-successful book Extraordinary Golf: The Art of the Possible (Putnam, 1996).  Pete has also composed and produced a companion song album entitled Extraordinary Golf (ExtraordinaryGolfAlbum.com).

He is a lifelong golfer who, like most fathers, loved reading to his children as they grew up.  The Dolphin Who Loves Golfin’ is the perfect such book, with a message of joy and love of the game that will touch everyone’s heart.  Pete lives in Pacifica, California, with his wife Gail.

Karen Donovan Matchette (Illustrator, center) has worked as a cartoonist for popular syndicated strips such as "Dennis the Menace", "For Better or Worse", "The Flintstones" and "Scooby Doo".  Currently she is a Roycroft Artisan specilizing in pen & ink drawings of homes.  Contact her at kdmdrawings@gmail.com.