My name is Loretta Lutman and I am the author of “The Ugly Caterpillar, A True Story”. This children’s story follows the life cycle of the Red Spotted Purple butterfly, which starts out as a not-so-attractive caterpillar. The story line is filled with facts such as the importance of host plants and where this butterfly lays her eggs. It uses correct terminology – explaining the terms chrysalis, molting and hibernaculum, in a way that’s easily understood, with illustrations based on my photographs. Children and adults alike, are enjoying this story. I hope you enjoy it too!