That Baby Woke Me Up, AGAIN! and That Mama is a Grouch were both inspired by true experiences.
My children were terrible sleepers. I felt this was a common situation in many households. In That Baby Woke Me Up, AGAIN, I wanted to create something humorous that would help siblings of the noisy babies cope with all of the late-night awakenings and also reassure them that it wouldn't last forever.
That Mama is a Grouch was inspired as I tripped over my children's toys in the family room and broke my toe. I was one grouchy Mama! It is a funny book that will teach kids to clean up and behave. It will also teach parents that kids are, well kids, and messes and slip-ups are to be expected.
In addition to being a children's author, I am a professional musician who plays and teaches violin and viola. I live in Loveland, Ohio with my husband and two children.