Joni Franks is the winner of the Mom’s Choice Award for the Corky Tails book series. She is also the winner of the American Fiction Award, the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and three EVVY Awards in the categories of Children’s Story Book, Fairytale/Folklore/Mythology, and Animals/Pets/Nature. Joni Franks lives in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and has a passion for mountain beauty, environmental protection, and animals. Joni’s stories are inspired by her beautiful Welsh corgi, Sagebrush. Her hope is to teach life lessons and problem-solving techniques that are based on kindness and love. Joni is an active member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Western Writers of America, Colorado Independent Publishers Association, and Women Writing the West.