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Learn about the people that are behind the scenes at Kids in the Clouds. This includes author Jarrett Mentink, illustrator Patrick Carlson, and the wonderful team at OurDesigns!
Jarrett Mentink About the Author
Jarrett W. Mentink, Ph.D.
Jarrett took to writing children's stories while attending graduate school. He received his Ph.D. in Higher Education and began teaching at Seattle Pacific University. Alley the Cat was his first published story, and he has since added four other titles about local Seattle Sports Stars (each book benefits a charitable cause). Jarrett is happily married to his wife, Angie Mentink, who is a television anchor for Fox Sports Net. The couple resides in Sammamish, Washington, with their two young boys, Jaxen and Chase.

Patrick Carlson About the Illustrator
Patrick W. Carlson
Patrick began his cartooning career in 1990 when he began creating designs for a local screenprinter. From t-shirt designs to web graphics to caricatures to character designs, Patrick has developed thousands of cartoon characters and illutrations for businesses and websites all over the world. Patrick lives in Valdosta, GA and more of his work can be seen on his website,

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