Fifteen years ago, after struggling with the thought of writing, ( thinking I couldn’t do it then paralyzed with what to write about), I was inspired to write about people I knew best and was passionate about, my children and parents. While spending time at our family cottage in the Laurentians of Quebec I wrote In Search of Something Green and Sassy Frass, Sassy Frass, Sassy the Squirrel, introducing the grandparent characters, Nanabanana and the Grandpoobee. Eventually, these stories lead me to write a series of poetic eleven social skill stories, each addressing a different desirable social skill trait and each having a letter alliterative theme, The Little Dot, and most recently Abbey’s Dental Jewel. I now garnish much of my inspiration from the children I teach. These stories will be released through this year, with a variety of artists illustrating the works.