A native of Kansas, TJ Benham lives on a small acreage with her family and their various pets. She writes children's stories about growing up wild in the foothills of the Ozarks and stories collected while living the adventure that is parenting. TJ has been a professional in the field of early childhood education for fifteen years and has enjoyed the opportunity to speak to many varied audiences throughout her career. Ms. Benham holds two Master's degrees, one in early childhood special education and one in library and information science. She has been published professionally in both fields.