Roy J. Olsen, author of today's "Christmas I Remember Best" story is a graphics artist for the Newspaper Agency Corp., production arm of the Deseret News. Olsen learned his craft at Utah State University under the well-known artist Ev Thorpe.

But it is Olsen's story-telling ability that puts him in the spotlight today. The author has written several other pieces that have been published, but is particularly proud of this story in which the family pet is the subject of Christmas giving.