The Caretaker

of Dragons,

The Origins

of Arthur

A prequel to There are Dragons in the Garden


Katherine L. Myers-Kohn, often known as Kathie, is a retired nurse, teacher, wife, mother, grandmother, and teller of stories. As a child, Kathie had a boundless imagination, and growing up, her mother and grandfather encouraged her to grow and thrive. Kathie would write short stories and poems on any bit of paper she could find. Her writing was a way of coping with feelings and emotions when she was young. As Kathie grew up, her stories helped care for the sick, injured, or those who needed a tender human touch. Kathie found that her stories could help others deal with the same anxieties, fears, and sadness she experienced. Kathie is a lover of all living things.

Her father introduced her to all kinds of animals only seen in zoos through his contacts in wild animal societies. Some of the wild animals Kathie met included a spider monkey, wolves, a pair of mountain lions, and a tiger. Kathie was taught to respect every animal rather than to fear them. Kathie had albino corn snakes because she married a man allergic to most furry animals. Kathie was born and has lived her entire life in Southern California. Kathie’s new book is a prequel to her published work – There are Dragons in the Garden. Kathie hopes the reader will find answers to where the wizard Arthur came from and how he became The Caretaker of Dragons.