NIKKI ATTREE studied photography at the University of London, graduating with a BA in 1987 before going on to work as a freelance photographer and digital artist. Since moving to Tenerife in 2007 she has been helping to promote the hardworking animal rescue centres there. Despite being disadvantaged at school by mild dyslexia and a woefully unsupportive English teacher, she discovered an unexpected passion for writing. After publishing her first book, 'Nobody's Poodle', she set up a website: WooftasticBooks.com as a showcase for authors and books that feature dogs in an ethical way. RICHARD ATTREE grew up in London in the sixties and left home as soon as he could to study a variety of useless subjects, and play keyboards in various unsuccessful bands. For the next 25 years he made his living (sometimes sporadically) as a composer of music for TV, working at the BBC's renowned Radiophonic Workshop, before going freelance. Tiring of the stresses of freelance life he decided to retire, sell up, and "downshift" to a sunny, windy beach on The Reef (Tenerife). Despite working for most of his life as a musician, Richard has always hankered after the straightforward, direct communication of language when struggling with the complexities of producing electronic music or hauling tons of keyboards up several flights of stairs. Retiring from the music business has given him the opportunity to get to grips with writing. In May 2013 Richard and Nikki published their first book: 'Nobody's Poodle', a short novel written from the perspective of their rescue dog, Gizmo. It was included in the Guardian Top 50 Readers' recommended self-published authors 2013, as well as being listed in the Top 50 Indie Authorland list 2014. Dogs Today Magazine wrote: "I cannot recommend it enough! It's a real page turner written from the perspective of a Doodle who ends up on the street of Tenerife. Lots of real big issues covered in passing."