Olive Evans graduated from Goldsmiths College, London University, with a degree in education and California State University Dominguez Hills, with a degree in English Literature. She taught primary school in the United Kingdom and in California where she also taught educationally and emotionally handicapped children. Evans has had children's stories published in the UK and accepted by BBC Radio for children's radio broadcasts, and in the USA. "Adventures with The Thrift Store Bears" is the follow on book to "The Thrift Store Bears."
Olive spent many years as a drama teacher and running a theater group for young people from five to thirteen years of age. During this time Olive wrote many plays to accommodate the children's abilities and ages. Her play "Secrets of the Forrest" was published and is in circulation. As well as writing and teaching, Olive was also an active theatre actress and 'voice over' artist. As a professional 'children's story teller' Olive performed extensively in schools, churches and at private children's functions, throughout Southern California.
PATRICIA WOOLLEY is an artist living in Manhattan Beach, California. Born in
France, Pat studied at the Academie Julian in Paris and at the Art Center College
of Design in Los Angeles. Although an avid lover and painter of teddy bears,
Pat also paints landscapes, figures and still life. She travels to Provence,
France each year to paint the village scenes and country landscapes she loves.
Her work can be found in private collections in the U.S.A. and Europe. To view
Pat Woolley's work, click below:
JIM FURMSTON is a native of Canada and a graduate of the U.S.C. Thornton School
of Music. Jim is in demand as a performer and composer, equally at home in
both classical and commercial music. In addition to his work as a session player/arranger
in Los Angeles, he was invited to perform a debut recital at New York’s
Lincoln Center and the inaugural program of the Arnold Schoenberg Institute
in Los Angeles. Currently Jim tours the country with Frank Ferrante in his one-man
show “An Evening with Groucho.” When Jim is not working on other musical
projects, he can be found on a squash court or in front of the computer trading
the music of the S&P.