Question: Who is the intended audience?
Answer: Pre-K Children, Parents and Child Care Professionals

Q: What is the book about?
A: A colorful children’s picture book about a little girl who must wait for her bananas to turn from green to yellow. The story shows children that rewards can come from patience and it has become a launch point for my workshops and presentations to parents and child care providers on the important academic and developmental benefits to learning patience at a young age. I was recently featured in Parents magazine for my insights on this topic.

Q: Why are you the best person to write this book?
A: I am a communications consultant and journalist with more than 13 years of experience. I have two daughters under age 7. I write and speak about patience in a society geared toward having everything NOW.

Q: How is this book different from other books on this topic?
A: This book is a simple way of explaining patience to young children. As for parents, there are many books that tell them to be patient but my work shows them how to actually achieve it.

Q: Is there anything else we should know about this book?
A: It is intended as a series, but at this moment I am working on a book for patient parenting and child care that I expect to be published in 2008. My website is filled with parenting resources at