Sally grew up in Birmingham, Michigan in a happy, raucous family of seven.  She received her teaching degree from Michigan State and her MALS from Dartmouth College. After graduating from MSU, her new adventures began as she lived and taught in Wyoming, New Hampshire, and Venezuela.  In 1980 she married her longtime friend, David, and they lived in Seattle for several years before moving to Sheridan, Wyoming.  Four years later Julie was born.  David decided to get his MBA, so back to Seattle they went.  When he completed his degree, they moved to northern California for his work, but missing the Rocky Mountains, the family transferred to Fort Collins, Colorado and settled in. Seven years later, David’s work took them to The Netherlands for three years and then to Shanghai, China for six years.  Sally loved living overseas and traveled extensively throughout Europe and Asia.  She and David came back to Fort Collins in 2006 and still love the Rocky Mountains where they often hike, camp and fish. Sally also loves her gardens and munching on her fresh strawberries and veggies.

Julie received her Graphic Design degree from The Art Institute of Denver and then began adventures of her own.  In San Diego, California she met Benjamin Norcross, an artist and animator, and they married several years later. Soon after they married, they moved to San Jose, California where they both work for Cryptic Studios.  Sally’s grandson, Drake, was born in 2014 and stole his Grandma’s heart.  She visits often!

Sally has always enjoyed reading and telling stories to children, so she is excited to share her stories with you.  Sally thanks Julie for her editing and design layout and Benjamin for his imaginative illustrations.

The inspiration for this book was my daughter’s love of getting as dirty as possible and then delaying her bath for as long as possible.  My little redheaded niece, Jae, is the inspiration for the illustrations drawn by Benjamin Norcross.

My life in pictures………

Love my Family

Traveling the World

Enjoying the Rocky Mountains