Dr. Mary Massey is a lifelong learner who believes all children are SMART, they're just SMART in different ways! She has researched Howard Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences (MI) and uses it as a foundation for instruction, as a college professor. She also designs and conducts MI professional development programs for teachers. Mary lives in Tallahassee, Florida with her husband of 37 years, George. She is the Mama of two adult children, William (wife, Natalie) and Alexandra, the Nana of two adorable granddogs, Sadie Mae and Macallan, the Aunt Mary of several nieces and nephews featured in this story and the MiMi of the incomparable inspiration for this book, Ellie Rae. They are all so very SMART in their own special way! Watch for the next book in this series to be released in the coming months. You can follow Mary's blog at www.hugthemountain.com.