Annie Penland was born on May 8, 1951 in Camden, Arkansas. She grew up and still resides a few miles outside Houston, Texas. She is a wife, mother, grandmother, foster mom, teacher, animal rescuer and life-long artist and writer. She combines her love of Art and Children and her love of Books by being a children’s book author/illustrator! Her philosophy is to “Live life as a work of art” and fills hers with color, nature, family, art of all kinds, random acts of kindness and the sounds of barking dogs and children’s laughter.