Karen Beaumont is the New York Times bestselling author of I AIN'T GONNA PAINT NO MORE!, illustrated by David Catrow. She is also the recipient of the Geisel Honor for MOVE OVER, ROVER! and three ALA Notable Book citations. As a little girl, Karen loved her tan cowboy boots best of all. She now lives near the beach in Capitola, California, and has traded in her boots for flip flops. She has two daughters who love shoes and a cat named Jake, who runs around barefoot most of the time.