Cindy Dick, creator
Cindy, along with her sister Sarah, had the idea for "If Cats Had Thumbs" for several years before finding the right illustrator. Armed with a BA, MS, a whacky sense of humor and a love for cats and dogs, she hopes "If Cats Had Thumbs" makes you laugh enough to want to share them.
Colton Starley, illustrator
Colton is in his senior year at Northern Arizona University where he's majoring in Graphic Design. This is his fourth published book. He works mostly on children's books and has a diverse artistic style, ranging from realistic to cartoons. He enjoys bringing books to life through art. "I love taking the idea someone has and putting it on paper, and I hope to do so for many more years."
Alba Rodriguez, graphic designer
Ironically, Alba is allergic to cats but is a wiz as a graphic designer. She, along with Cathy Tempelman, contributed to some of the backgrounds, giving the cats a place to play. Alba has contibuted to this project in more ways than can be mentioned here. She has worked for nine years as a graphic designer. She is a licensed architect in Mexico and has two Master degrees, one in Urban Design and one in Landscape Architecture from Arizona State University.