About the Author

Art's PhotoWhen Art Collins retired as a highly successful chairman and CEO of a Fortune 500 company, he didn’t write the book on leadership that many had expected. Instead, he decided that penning adventure stories that could be enjoyed by young and old would be far more interesting, not to mention much more fun. Borrowing two characters, Archibald and Jockabeb, from tales told by his father many years before, and drawing upon his own rich imagination, Art introduces the two young brothers to an incredible cast of characters—some human, some otherworldly—in locations that range from the mysterious forest behind the boys’ house to the lush and exotic Amazon. The nine book series reflects his love of the mountains and ocean, as well as his extensive travels that have taken him to every continent except Antarctica. Art currently divides his time between Chicago and the Vail Valley in Colorado.

 

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About the Illustrator

Award-winning artist KC Collins didn’t hesitate when her Uncle Art asked her to illustrate the Archibald and Jockabeb series. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, KC began creating art at a very young age and pursued her passion at college, where she eventually fell in love with oils and watercolors. Throughout her studies at Elon University, she created paintings that are at once abstract and true to life. Her ethereal landscapes and portraits have won numerous prizes at art shows and exhibitions —including several at the Piccolo Spoleto art festival in Charleston, South Carolina and the Festival of Masters in Orlando, Florida. KC currently resides in Charleston, South Carolina, and continues to show her work at art festivals and exhibitions around the country. kccollinsart.com