Atinaj is her author name. She is a native of California. Atinaj has an AA degrree in Child Development & Administration. She loves being around children. She has been a foster mom for 6yrs, she has adopted a little boy who is 9 years of age today. The Purple Cow was written because of him. She often told this story to him, and he inspired her to put it in book form, because he love it so much.