Beth is new to the literary world. This is her first children’s book, which was inspired by her special needs grandson. She is a retired real estate paralegal, and in a former life taught ballet, tap and jazz to children. Beth lives outside Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband and loves spending time with her grown children and grandchildren, who live close by. When she is not writing, she loves sewing, quilting and tap dancing.
Beth, Ryan’s nana, has been retired for several years, but as her best friend told her when she retired, “you are about to be busier than you have ever been.” She was right. She still works part-time, but also spends a lot of time sewing, quilting and tap dancing. She enjoys spending time with all her grandchildren and is one of the few people who can stay with Ryan when Mom and Dad need some time out or his nurse needs a day off. Ryan gets mad because she makes him put down the iPad and actually play with her. She and Ryan make a great team when playing the Wii games of Family Feud, Wheel of Fortune, and Deal or No Deal.
This is Ryan’s first book, but you never know where this will lead. He is a student at Blackman Middle School in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He is also active in C.A.P.E. (Challenged Athletes Playing Equally), supports Tucker’s House, a nonprofit, and participates in the Rutherford County, Tennessee, Special Olympics through school. He is always busy.
Ryan is “a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma.” We do not know what the future holds for him, but at this time he is a happy child. He is a little older now than when this book was written and is totally wrapped up in his iPad and his PS3, as are many boys his age. He likes control of the TV remote and is quick to let you know when he is unhappy. He’s a mess! And a joy to be around.