Monica Withrington was born and educated in South Africa. Although she trained as a teacher, she has told and written stories all her life, some of which have been published. She now lives in Northampton with her English husband, and is constantly inspired by her three young granddaughters. ‘The Reluctant Shepherd’ is her first novel, aimed at children aged 7-9 but enjoyed by all. It can be found at http://www.amazon.co.uk/Monica-Withrington/e/B00OEDIJCA and Monica contacted via the group email address, email@example.com, and / or directly via firstname.lastname@example.org.