As a speech pathologist working mainly with adults, I never dreamed of publishing a children's book until becoming a mother myself. My husband and I have four beautiful children and have loved reading with them since an early age.

I credit my oldest daughter for the inspiration and my son for giving me the time and clarity to write my first book. During his infancy, I would lay with him for what seemed like an eternity waiting for his little eyelids to get heavy as he drifted off to sleep. It was in those long evenings the ideas for several children's books came to be. I quickly jotted manuscripts in my phone as my ideas unfolded. Always Be Kind is one of three books I wrote but the first to be realized.

I'm a stay-at-home mom, speech language pathologist, small business owner and now author who is excited to share my love for reading with my children and others.