Since her first book, Have You Filled a Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids, was published in 2006, Carol McCloud has authored or coauthored seven additional books on "bucket filling." With a small team of educators, she travels around the world with one goal in mind: to help create happier lives. Carol is a graduate of Oakland University School of Education (Rochester, MI), a certified Emotional Intelligence Trainer, and long-time member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Katherine Martin is a senior staff counselor with Samaritan Counseling Center of Southeastern Michigan. With an M.A. in Counseling and a Specialization in Child and Adolescence, Kath has also established a counseling center at a local church, worked in grief counseling and suicide prevention, and designed and directed an outdoor education program for after-school children.