Sheryl McFarlane is the award-winning author of sixteen books for kids with two more soon to be released. Waiting for the Whales, Jessie’s Island, A Pod of Orcas and Eagle Dreams are a few of her best-selling, picture books. The Smell of Paint was her first young adult novel, and she is working on a second. Her recent picture books include, I Love Kisses, and Island in the Salish Sea. The former is a reminder that love is diverse and universal while the latter celebrates the west coast. Sheryl loves reading, renovating old houses, gardening, stocking a little free library for her friends and neighbours and walking her dog, Ruby.