Riina Kaarla

Riina and Sami Kaarla write and illustrate the Pet Agents series. Riina has loved animals since her childhood. She used to have a pet cat and she looked after the cows and pigs at her grandma’s house. Riina used to look after the wild magpies, crows, frogs and rodents that she found in the garden and she even rescued a cat. Riina and Sami’s family has included hamsters, gerbits, rats, budgies, fish, rabbits and a tame jackdaw that was rescued from a petrol station. As well as their four sons, their family includes dogs Kira and Patu and cats Kiki, Milu, Repe and Sulo. They have no shortage of pet adventures of their own!