Author Words

Books have always fascinated me. At the age of four, I was given an A is for Adam alphabet book. I persistently begged my parents for help with words and it wasn’t long till could read on my own. My early favorites were fairy tales, such as Snow White and Cinderella, plus rhyming stories, such as Mary Had a Little Lamb and This Little Pig.

At an early age I understood the importance of being able to read. If you could read, you could learn anything. I also understood the difference between ho-hum books and books that motivated reading.

When our kids came along, they heard the same fairy tales and rhyming stories I loved as a child. As they got older, we got into books like Charlotte’s Web and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

I must thank my grandkids for asking me to make up stories. Obviously, I’m still doing that. “Lookout! Lookout! Snids Got Out in New York City!” is the first book of a series. My dream is to write stories that make kids laugh. I didn’t expect adults to laugh as much as the kids, but they do—parents, grandparents and great grandparents, too. So be sure to watch for the next Snids books and have fun guessing where those witty Snids will turn up next.