Lisa Funari-Willever is the author of 16 books for children and teachers and is a former elementary school teacher in the city of Trenton, NJ. As a past member of the New Jersey Education Association (state teachers union), the National Education Association, and New Jersey Reading Association, her titles have received enormous support nationwide. She has had books featured on the Rosie O'Donnell Show and at the White House, as well as named to the prestigious New Jersey Battle of the Books List. A graduate of Trenton State College, she is married to Todd Willever, a captain in the Trenton Fire Department, and the mother of Jessica, Patrick, and Timothy. They are also in the process of adopting a little girl from Moldova. Lisa is a member of Authors and Illustrators Who Visit Schools and visits 70-80 schools, each year, all over the country and world.