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Tracy duCharme - Illustrator

Tracy duCharme is an award winning artist and illustrator living on a llama ranch in Elizabeth, Colorado. She owns a retail Paint Your Own Pottery studio in Colorado Springs.  She has created beautiful, original art to tell Homer’s story. After graduating from Otis/Parsons, Los Angeles and Paris she worked as a freelance illustrator for clients such as Disney, Mattel and Hasbro. She has won many honors for her illustration and design, including having three designs selected for the Library of Congress permanent collection.


Marie Ballard - Author

Marie Ballard is a former teacher and children’s librarian, and therefore, experienced at story times for children of all ages.  She was awarded first place by Bridges Together International short story contest in 2017. This is her first book.


Double J's Autumn Dancer

Dancer was born on a ranch in Wyoming in 2003. He was always a sweet boy, and became an accomplished performance llama in the show-ring. Tracy's son Russell trained Dancer in his 4-H club and competed with him for several years. This helped prepare Dancer for the difficult task of helping rescue Homer in 2009. 

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Pikes Peak's Homer 

The subject of our story! Read about Homer's history under the "Rescue Day" tab. Homer was born on a ranch near Divide Colorado in August, 2008. 


The Little Lost Llama was published in August of 2018. ISBN: 978-1-68401-987-8

Wholesale inquiries welcome.

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