Jorge (or Jorge Antonio Tello Aliaga for short) is a writer and illustrator born and raised in Lima, Perú.
His years of experience include designing award winning educational children's software and being a design manager at the world's largest graphic software company. He enjoys writing, drawing, composing, programming, cooking (Peruvian food), and speaking English (with a cool accent!).
Even as a youngster, Jorge dreamed of publishing children's books. His other dreams include designing toys, creating a sci-fi/fantasy magazine, making cartoons, producing movies, building a theme park, becoming president of Perú, and achieving world peace (if time permits) ;)
His name is Spanish for George and it is pronounced "HOR-heh".
About Pookie and Tushka
Pookie was born at the end of 1995 when a friend of the author needed a character for a college assignment.
Tushka was born in 1997 when the author first conceived the idea to write a children's book.
This book is all about being a kid, feeling alone in the world, longing for a good friend, and ultimately finding one.