Beth (Johnston) Cruikshank has been a freelance writer for many years and frequently collaborates with Lynn Johnston, famous for the syndicated comic strip, For Better or For Worse. Their most recent endeavour is Farley Follows His Nose (HarperCollins), a picture book for children. Farley, the lovable sheepdog from Johnston’s comic strip, gets into all manner of trouble but follows his nose back home—to yet another bath! Cruickshank is a veterinarian and has owned (or been owned by) hundreds of pets of every size, shape and sort. She lives in Miami MB.