My mom Jane worked with children for over 30 years. 25 of these years were spent with the State of CT. She was the director of the daycare at Oak Hill School for the Blind in Hartford, CT and then went on work with children at Connecticut’s Children’s Place in East Windsor. She loved children and reading to them. She dedicated her entire life to doing all that she could to help children and adults find beauty in life.
Jane often said, “There are no bad children, only children who have not had enough love and patience shown to them.”
During my mom's battle with Pancreatic Cancer I spent many hours and days with her at the cancer center. She was always positive and had many ideas to share while she received treatment or waited to be seen. She kept insisting that I follow a dream of writing children's books. She cut out articles about writing, and publishers, and went on about other mom's that had succeeded in this task. After she passed I felt compelled to make her proud of me in some special way. I followed my mom's advice and focused on completing the children's book I was working on at home. Focusing my energy was my own way of getting past the loss and pain I was feeling.
A portion of the proceeds of every book I write goes to benefit PanCan.
My mom really wanted to give back to the people who helped her while she fought her battle with cancer. She loved children and the joy books brought to them. These books are my way of fulfilling her wish as best I can. I hope you'll think of the positive nature of my mother Jane. May her positive ways and big heart inspire you when you see these books in stores or read them at home to your children.