I, Adelia Cook, was born in Johannesburg, South Africa where I obtained a Diploma in Education, specializing in Art and majoring in English. I married in 1989, moved to Auckland in 1996, then to Australia in 1999, where I pursued my love of writing and drawing. I now reside on Corfu where I enjoy both the climate and the cuisine. I have written and self-illustrated four humorous gift books, namely “The Dog Lover’s Survival Guide”, “The Cat Lover’s Survival Guide”, “The Survival Guide to Houseguests” and “The Survival Guide to Travelling Light and Smart”. My other hobbies and interests include travelling, reading, cooking, painting, antique furniture restoration and photography.