Before retiring in May 2016, I spent 27 years as an early childhood educator. Observing children as they discover the world around them is a passion of mine. Helping children understand our world, learning about relationships and feelings (how all of us have them and express them) continues to be my purpose in life. My love of children's picture books spans most of my life. Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers) inspired me as a teacher and mother of three. His wisdom continues to inspire me now as a grandmother of four. My dream of writing children's picture books began while working in the preschool classroom. My husband and adult children encourage me to pursue my dream. Encouraging children through pictures and words is a dream come true.