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About The Authors

- Rachel Nolen & Maria Price -

Our daughters met in seventh grade which led to a cherished friendship.  They brought us together. Yet, it was our values, devotion to family and a flair for fun that has created our amazing friendship. 

While reminiscing on funny anecdotes about our children, Maria mentioned the Cow Cocoon. She was on a trip with her children when her youngest daughter saw a bale of hay.  She asked her brother what it was and he replied that it was a cow cocoon. Accepting the wisdom of her older brother, she always believed that a cow cocoon was a possibility.

Always looking for opportunities to try new things to challenge us, we decided to write this book. During this journey, we never realized the impact that this book would have on our lives.


Each of us has experienced many challenging and sad situations over the years. Without the comfort we received from our cocoons, it would have made difficult situations impossible to handle alone.

We hope you discover your cocoon!

About the Illustrator

Dayne is a children’s picture book illustrator, book designer and cover designer. She works mostly with self-publishing authors to help them bring their wonderful stories to life on the printed page. She has worked as a graphic designer, illustrator, art director and graphic design teacher for over 30 years and has specialized in illustrating children’s picture books and designing children’s book covers.


Dayne is a member of the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, SCBWI.

“My mother, father, grandmother and grandfather were all artists in their own way, so I was given plenty of encouragement and all the right materials to keep me  from drawing on the walls.”

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