Bette Jo Sibley is a native of South Louisiana, born and raised in Livingston Parish. She earned an Early Childhood Degree from Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, Louisiana. Her experience of teaching Kindergarten and First Grade, as well as her love for children's laughter, inspired the writing of this book. Bette Jo lives in Walker and teaches first grade at Freshwater Elementary School in Denham Springs. When she's not teaching or writing, you can find her enjoying coffee, cooking, PIYO, and a good long run.