Hi Rafferty here, the star of the show. I’m seven years old and it was instant love when mom & dad brought me home. I’m a bit of a mommy’s boy (shhhhh don’t tell dad), I enjoy lazing in the sun, rolling in the grass and taking naps but my true passion is stalking creatures big and small around the garden.

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!