Aka the “Old Lady”, Frankie may be the smallest of us all, but boy can she snore! She sleeps 23 hours in a day and is only ever awake to eat and bark at the swimming pool creepy crawly. Cuddles are her number one priority and will steal one whenever she can from humans.

Carla Hammond lives in Johannesburg, South Africa with her husband Rob and their three absolutely crazy but completely perfect dogs, Frankie, Summer and Rafferty. Before she started writing her new children’s book series Rafferty’s Big Adventures, Carla received her BSC in Speech Pathology at the University of Cape Town in 2005. To shake things up after five years of practicing as a Speech Therapist, Carla found her passion for education. She became a Nursery School Teacher, teaching 3-4-year olds for ten years. Carla now writes full time and is always on the look out for her next big adventure!