Chris L. Demarest

Chris L. Demarest says: "A few years ago my wife and I brought our two-year-old son to an open house at a fire station. Ethan loved the big red fire trucks and I became totally enthralled not only by the trucks, but by the idea of serving my community as a firefighter.

"Being a full-time illustrator, I work at home, so I could be on call at any time. I took a lot of classes, passed some hard tests, and became a volunteer firefighter. I am on call for the Meriden, New Hampshire, station, where I now get to drive those big red fire trucks.

"I created Firefighters A to Z to show Ethan and other children what firefighting is really like. It can be an exciting job, but it's also a dangerous one. I hope to convey that through this book."

Books by this Author

Hurricane Hunters!
Alpha Bravo Charlie
Mayday! Mayday!
Firefighters A to Z
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My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Change is good.

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Kindness, empathy and loving

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Flying with medical evacuation teams.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Learning to listen to others.

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. I would be the ocean, for all it holds.

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