Cloud Watchers

by Ethel K. Coffey
Illustrated by Betty Schweitzer-Johnson

8.5 x 11, 28 pages, hardcover with jacket

ISBN 978-0-9845587-1-1

Price $16.95

Lately, Baylee wasn’t enjoying life. She didn’t know why, but, she just couldn’t keep her attention on anything for even a minute.
She couldn’t enjoy a good game of chase, because she was constantly thinking about something else as she ran.
Baylee was absolutely miserable!

Poor Baylee just can’t stop worrying. She can’t keep a happy thought in her head! Her best friend, Meg, thinks that perhaps La Vieja, a wise old coyote who lives on the peak, may be able to help.
Join Baylee in her quest to find La Vieja and regain her happiness.

Each page of this delightful story is a celebration of vivid color and texture.
Betty Schweitzer-Johnson’s magnificent illustrations bring the desert and its creatures to life with an enchanting balance of authenticity and whimsy.


About the Author

Ethel K. Coffey was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona. She currently lives outside of Tucson with her partner David, two dogs (Meg and Baylee) and two cats (Cougar and Benney). After teaching for many years, Ethel was ready to embark on a new journey. She is now writing children’s stories which include characters and settings she dearly loves. Although Cloud Watchers is the first to be published, she has written six other stories which will soon be made available. Look for more stories along with ideas for after-reading activities at

About the Illustrator

Betty Schweitzer-Johnson a native of Tucson, Arizona, expresses her love for desert wildlife in her illustrations. She has illustrated books, published in local magazines, and continues to work as a freelance artist and scientific illustrator.


The book is available directly from the author.

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