The Living Wild Side by Side series started as an idea for a cute short story about a raccoon family with a few misconceptions about their human neighbors. It quickly morphed into an idea for a much broader series with different species, curriculum and learning guides, and a space where wildlife rehabbers could help educate the public.

Please feel welcome to peruse, get copies of the books, download lesson plans, and ask questions!

About the Author

Too goody-two-shoes for the rebels and too rebellious for the good girls and boys, Christa Miller writes fiction which, like herself, doesn’t quite fit in. A professional writer for 15+ years, Christa has written in a variety of genres ranging from crime to horror to children’s, but her favorite stories to write – and read – are those which blend genres. She has an affinity for the dark,
psychological, and somewhat bizarre, but doesn’t let that stop her from snuggling baby animals as a volunteer at a local wildlife rescue, adventuring with her two sons in rivers, swamps and salt marshes, or relaxing with a good book and a cold beverage in her hammock. Christa is based in Greenville, SC.

About the Illustrator

Christian Barratt has been illustrating for almost ten years. In that time he has completed five books, eighty web comics, dozens of print ads, and handfuls of private commissions. His work as a therapist in children’s healthcare has meant that much of his illustrating is for children, and he has done a lot of drawings of superheroes, robots, and animals that talk. When Christian isn’t illustrating he can be found writing and directing short films, composing music, and exploring his city — Perth, Western
Australia — via skateboard.