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P.K. Hallinan in his studioP.K. Hallinan is the author and illustrator of more than 80 children's books, with over 7,500,000 copies sold worldwide. P.K. first began writing and illustrating 35 years ago when his wife asked him to create a picture book as a Christmas gift for their two young sons.

Mr. Hallinan is this nation's foremost author of children's books which teach life-long values. His book, For The Love Of Our Earth, was recognized by Early Childhood News as one of America's "100 Best Product Picks for Children." His books, We're Very Good Friends, My Mother and I, and We're Very Good Friends, My Father and I, made the "Top Five" of Waldenbooks National Bestsellers list. Today, his many books, which include, That's What A Friend Is, I'm Thankful Each Day, and How Do I Love You?, are enjoyed by all for the timeless values they share.

Mr. Hallinan also, was honored by Howard Payne University's prestigious Lorgnette Review for his books. A Rainbow Of Friends, and When I Grow Up, which were given their highest rating of "Outstanding in Their Genre."

One of Mr. Hallinan's most recent books, Heartprints book by P.K. HallinanHeartprints, ("The impression left behind by a deliberate act of kindness") has been adopted by schools across America for its value as a "character development" curriculum.

P.K. is an ordained minister and a nationally noted speaker, whose motivational assembly, A Life That Matters, has touched hundreds of thousands of lives. He lives with his wife, Jeanne, his dog Betty, and a very annoying cat, in the mountains above Ashland, Oregon.

Grandson Aidan