charlotte-circleCharlotte Havey is a Colorado native, born in Greeley. She is a former elementary school teacher and preschool director with a special feeling for children and animals that comes across beautifully in her book.

She is a partner in Havey Productions, the Denver-based film company that produced the 2010 Emmy Award winning documentary, Broomfield: Spirit of the American Dream. While doing research for the film, Shep’s story ignited her longtime dream to write a children’s book.

Beautifully illustrated in watercolors by artist Renee Gregory, and written in poetic verse, Shep conveys a special chapter in Colorado history for the young and young at heart.

Charlotte enjoys spending time in Westcliffe and Lakewood, loves reading, writing and taking long walks with her husband, Jim, and Goldendoodle puppy, Teddy. She has a grown son, Nathan, a daughter-in-law, Cari, a daughter, Alysha, a new (as of October 11th) son-in-law, Ryan, and a wonderfully supportive extended family and many “forever friends.”

Charlotte discusses Shep on CPR’s Colorado Matters (July 8, 2014)

Charlotte discusses Shep on Colorado & Company

Charlotte Havey Interview: Shep, The Turnpike Dog from Havey Productions on Vimeo.

Shep mentioned in local papers