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.
I thought I would never see this book in print! I used a short version of this in my Creative Writing class to teach the kids about alliteration in a fun way. After retirement, I decided to expand it and find an illustrator. Easier said than done. I was afraid it was dead in the draft room, but I was determined to see if I could see this book in print! Thank you Gaspar for putting life into my Schrinkler and thank you Bublish for guiding me along the way. It is my hope that this book teaches not only alliteration, but new words for beginning readers in a fun way. Never give up! My little Schrinkler will be out soon.