Jacki Evans has been an animal lover all her life. Brought up with a variety of dogs, cats, small mammals and horses, she started showing and breeding dogs in the early ’70s, falling in love with the Hungarian puli in 1978. Now she is a respected dog show judge who has judged at Crufts and in the USA. She was always fascinated by what she thought animals might say if they could talk; she started writing after the birth of ‘Rooster’, of whom she says, “Literally talks to me,” in 2015. Short stories, mainly shared on Facebook, became longer tales for dog magazines, and finally, her first book, Rooster: The Diaries of a Puli Puppy. She lives in Herefordshire with her husband and family of dogs: four pulis and two Hungarian pumis.