Gail Morton resides in the Alberni Valley, British Columbia. This book was inspired by volunteer work at the Alberni Aquarium where she provides educational experiences for young children focusing on marine life. Not finding any children’s books about Rockfish she decided to make her own. Concern about marine debris and endangered marine life led her to focus on that topic. While writing this book, children participated in creating an enormous 3D yelloweye rockfish both for fun and to draw attention to this species of Special Concern under SARA. (Species at Risk Act) Renaissance, Renny’s full name, was inspired by the desire for a transition or new life based upon humans actively caring for the environment.