Meet the Artists

Artist Ashley Otis


Ashley Otis graduated from the Art Institute of Tampa, Florida, in 2012, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Media Arts and Animation. Digital art and graphic design are special talents that Ashley uses to do freelance illustrations for books and e-books.

Ashley did the illustrations for Mr. Bob’s books, Mouse in the Manger, Danny the Dragon and The Ladybug Known as  Lil. She did the portrait cover for his e-book, Once I Was A Kid, With the Wild Things On the Farm.


Artist Ruthi Rolseth


Professional artist Ruthi Rolseth specialized in illustrations and murals for children. The illustrations for Tommie Turtle’s Secret were painted in acrylic.

Ruthi and her husband Scott entertained and taught children in the Tampa Bay area for 25 years with their “Happy Faces” ministry/business. Ruthi delighted children as Sunflower the Clown, and used art as one of several teaching and entertainment tools.

Tommie Turtle’s Secret was her only book. She passed away in 2007.