Carol Weis is a former teacher, actor, school librarian, and pastry chef who writes poetry, essays, and commentary for public radio. Inspiration for this story came after she and her daughter, Maggie, watched cows from a nearby farm roam the neighborhood for what seemed like days, after escaping the confines of their cozy corral. Their hooves made deep impressions in the lawn, ever reminding her of the book that begged to be written. Carol lives in Southampton, Massachusetts. This is her first children's book.