About James, Kim, and Eric
James and Kimberly Dean started working on a children's book together in 2004. The subject was based on James's natural love for cats. He has illustrated all the Pete the Cat books, and has done paintings of the character even before the first children's book. James's artwork is sold in more than 90 galleries all over the United States. James and Kim live in Savannah, Georgia.
Eric Litwin wrote the text for Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes
in 2008 and records all the Pete the Cat songs. Also known as "Mr. Eric," he loves to strum the guitar, write books, blow his harmonica, pick his banjo, and sing songs. The #1 New York Times
best-selling author has won five national awards for his children's books and music about Pete the Cat. He has played at Lincoln Center, as well as at schools and libraries throughout the U.S.