Meet the Authors

Katie and Carrie Weyler, Co-authors - Charlie Tractor

OUR FAMILY

Sisters and best friends, Katie and Carrie Weyler, grew up in Ohio.  Katie is the oldest of five children, while Carrie is the youngest.  They have three brothers in between them, which made for a fun and adventurous upbringing.  Growing up, their family lived on a small 5-acre farm in the country that they shared with a horse, a goat, several adopted dogs and cats, and a couple of pigs that they showed in 4-H.  They enjoyed playing outside, spending time with their pets, hiking, gardening, and exploring nature.  They also loved reading bedtime stories which inspired them to write the Charlie Tractor Books.   

 

OUR INSPIRATION

Now with families of our own, we have set out to retell the stories that we experienced and imaged as children growing up in the country.  These stories, based on actual events, share the adventures of our childhood make-believe friend named Charlie Tractor.  Charlie Tractor was like a member of our family growing up, and we want our children and all children to enjoy reading about Charlie's adventures.  Our families love exploring nature and the great outdoors, and we hope to share that enjoyment with others through our picture books.  We also love the quiet time spent together reading bedtime stories with our children, so we designed our books to be short, happy, family-oriented stories that are perfect for bedtime.  We encourage all families to spend 10 minutes a day with their little ones reading bedtime stories.   

OUR MISSION

  • To bring enjoyment and happiness to all children through our books.
  • To encourage children to explore nature and the great outdoors.
  • To promote pet adoption
  • To teach young readers a fun fact or two, and inspire them to keep reading.