Meet Author Loretta Beacham
As a frequent visitor to extraordinary worlds in her daughters’ imaginations, Loretta Beacham enjoys sharing a good story. In Charlie and the Elephant, she was assisted by the nap-resistant imagination of the older of her two daughters, the eponymous Charlotte, who was almost four. Loretta has observed the environment of her neighborhood to embroider her characters and bring them to life. Loretta lives in Ottawa with her partner, Adam, and their daughters Charlotte and Violet. Family life includes the company of numerous dust bunnies, several stuffed animals, some board games, and errant pieces of LEGO.
Meet Illustrator Yvette Besner
Yvette Besner loves to read about kindness, so she was happy to collaborate with Loretta Beacham on this caring tale. Yvette is the Canadian artist and illustrator behind the whimsical and colourful illustrations in Charlie and the Elephant. She lives in Ottawa with her husband, Shawn, and her two greatest creations, Leia and Serena. When she’s not working on art, you can find Yvette on adventures with her family and friends, scheming up ways to spread joy.