Curtis Manley liked stories with cats when he was young, but never tried to teach his cat Inky to read. When his daughter came along years later, she also liked stories with cats–and stories with mice! Curtis grew up in Pennsylvania but now lives near Seattle, Washington, with his wife, daughter, and just one cat. <i>The Summer Nick Taught His Cats to Read </i>is his first picture book. Visit him at CurtisManley.com.