Alison O'Connor: "Growing up, I was always enthralled by the art of storytelling. I proceeded to obtain my Bachelors degree in Illustration and then my Masters degree in Art Education. I have enjoyed various professions ranging from teacher to painter and a little bit of everything in-between. With a nod back to my own childhood and drawing inspiration from my children Lily and Grady, I decided to integrate my love for art and the spoken word through the creation of children's books. Currently, I reside in Mount Pleasant, SC with my husband, two children, and perhaps one too many dogs."