Story and Illustrations by
Kathryn H. Oliver
Robert W. Oliver
The children's story Moon Child is a collaborative effort by a father and his daughter. Daughter Katie was 4 years old when she worked with papa to bring the ideas they had to life. As a young child Katie loved looking at the full moon before going to bed. After hearing a television news report about a break-in robbery where a man was hurt, Katie was worried and concerned about how and why that could happen.
Making this story and creating these pictures were the way Katie and her dad tried to cope with that troubling part of life. Because Katie loved to work with watercolor paint and use glue, glitter, scissors, and construction paper, they put their various talents together to make pictures that matched the events of their story. And so, the story Moon Child was created.
Meet the Author
Rob Oliver is a well traveled individual and has a unique perspective on life. A graduate of William & Mary College, he once met the Prince of England during his visit to the school.
After college where Rob was an ROTC student, he entered the US Army, eventually becoming a helicopter pilot and commander. He served overseas in numerous locations and was a highly decorated combat veteran of the 1st Gulf War.
Eventually he would leave the military and become part of the Leavenworth County, Kansas Sheriff's Department. Trained also as a paramedic, Deputy Oliver works closely with area schools and has served as a school resource officer.
Moon Child is his first children's book, while he has also written an adult fiction book using his experiences in the criminal justice system as a backdrop.