Claudia Teetsel is a lifetime lover of dogs and books! 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 her boys when they were young, always with their black and white cockapoo, Coco, in the mix. In 2016, 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 cockapoo, 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 book's cover, was the inspiration for BEA and HONEY: The Secret.