Laura Oravec has been an animal lover since she was a child, owning many types of pets throughout her life. She was the kid that was always bringing home stray dogs and cats, even an injured duck and a dove. When the family dog got pregnant and started delivering her puppies, Laura who was only 10 years old at the time was there to help with the delivery, while talking on the phone with the vet.
She owned, trained and showed horses for over 12 years. She has been a Ragdoll cat breeder for over 18 years and also shows cats with her husband Frank. She also does cat rescue work. Laura attends as many seminars as she can in animal related fields because she feels you can never have too much knowledge, and she has a wealth of knowledge to share as well. She is very active in cat clubs and has put on many cat shows.
But... not only does she love animals, she loves food too! Laura loves to cook and bake the family recipes that have been passed down, but also likes to try new recipes and change them up to make them taste even better. She wont pass up an opportunity to eat at a good pizza joint or restaurant either. When she tastes something that makes you go, OMG that's soooo good, she's not afraid to go talk to the chef and ask for the recipe. Many chefs have given her great tips. Not many people that know her will pass up a meal if she's offering to cook. Another of Laura's passions is writing. Her many interests and working knowledge are where her inspiration comes from. Laura has written magazine articles, press releases, newsletters, flyers, catalogs, brochures, ads, booklets, websites and books.
Margaret Beinecke was born in Long Island, New York and moved around quite a bit in her early days. From New York to Massachusetts, Michigan, Virginia, and Illinois, finally ending up in Wisconsin.
She is the middle child of three children. Growing up with dogs, cats birds, fish and yes “Sea Monkeys”. Eventually she included horses later on down the road, which she trained for both trail riding and showing.
She worked in banking, management, and sales & marketing management.
Her love of animals inspired her and her family to start a pet products company. In addition, with her inherited “sweet tooth”, they added a confectionery, and corporate gift company she ran with her sister and mom.
She later met her husband Jim and had a daughter named Laura, who was the one that inspired her to write the tooth fairy book.
Margaret has always loved to write and has several more books that will be coming out soon. She also loves music, art and outdoor activities.
Lauren Catrell is an avid animal lover and has spent many years raising and showing horses, dogs, and cats. She worked as a Marketing Director for several large corporations for over 15 years, which allowed her to express her creativity and take advantage of her love to travel.
Lauren's Entrepreneurial nature took over, so she left the corporate world to start several of her own successful companies. A pet products company, a confectionery company and a jewelry company. Lauren loves to write about her personal experience, hobbies, and interests, which includes animals, cooking, holistic lotions, candy making, and jewelry to name a few.
Lauren's books are written in an information driven style to help people learn and gain more knowledge.