When Kirk met a beautiful girl named Amy Catherine Tolk, he did the only sensible thing--he married her. Her love for wordplay soon surfaced in Kirk's first published children's book, I'll Be There With Belzon. Amy's middle and last names (Catherine and T.) were given to the main character in this book. (You can read the entire book by clicking here.)

Kirk spends his spare time sewing together blue jester hats, reading contest entries for the Young PictureBook Contest, (you can read about the contest by clicking here,) and visiting schools as a guest artist/author. (If you want Kirk to visit your school or group, click here.)

Kirk is currently working on a new children's book about firefighters, which he can't wait to read to his own three children. If you are interested in being lucky enough to get a signed copy of the firefighters book with a limited edition fine art print, you can put your name on the list by clicking here.

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