At a very young age, I can remember watching my mother read and write letters for my grandmother who was illiterate. As a child who loved to read, seeing someone in an illiterate condition made such an impression on me that I vowed I would always try to help people learn to read and enjoy books. Happily, I am able to fulfill my dream by creating my own series of children’s books. Being married to a professional photographer has provided me with a plethora of photographs of my children that I can use to illustrate my books. These books are a family affair, and as a teacher, they give me the opportunity to expand my educational reach beyond the classroom and pursue my passion to create a literate world.