The Author and Creator

photo of Kathyr

Kathy M. Lovelace holds a BS degree in Psychology, but was employed as a banker for 30 years before losing her job in 2009 in a company consolidation.

Finding herself at loose ends, she began taking classes in Web Design from the University of Tennessee as a possible new career. She created this website: "Alvie, The Little Brown Burro" for a class assignment.

Alvie seemed to catch on, and the rest - as they say - is history.

Kathy also paints. Since her husband is a fly fisherman, the most frequent subjects of her paintings are the beautiful Brown, Rainbow and Brook trout found in the small streams of the nearby Great Smokey Mountains National Park. She and her husband make their home in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Kathy's work is on display and available for sale at, the Art Market Gallery in downtown Knoxville, TN and The Summer House. furniture and design store in Highlands, NC.

You can contact Kathy via email at

The Reader

Barbara M. Nelson has been employed by the Kershaw County School District in South Carolina for the past 34 years as a teacher of the visually impaired, hearing impaired and as a regular classroom teacher. She received her National Board Teaching Certification in the area of Exceptional Needs Specialist Birth through Twenty-One in 2002.

Alvie thinks she does a great job reading his stories and really makes his adventures come to life.

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