When my first Siamese cat gave birth to six kittens on my bed, my appreciation for differences and the love of cats started. Cats and students have been a big part of my life for fifty years. Creative Writing was among the high school English courses I taught over my forty years in the classroom. I always wrote with my students. It provided me with knowledge of the assignment and led me down my own path of discovery. After retirement I was able to follow my passion of writing for young readers. I enjoy reading my books in elementary school classrooms and talking to my audience. They always provide me with amazing ideas and I have been able to use some of them to create new stories. I live in Colorado with my husband and one senior cat. I also enjoy being an active grandmother.
Just a picture. This is the first of a series I have created where all of the text is written in alliteration and all of the pictures help to teach kids new words. This book started out as an exercise I did with my creative writing students and then decided to expand it after I retired. I went through all kinds of hoops to finally see this character in print. Thus far it has been a big success and people want me to do the other letters of the alphabet. Easier said than done. But, it is also lots fun for me as well as for early readers.