Meet The Author

Linda J. Cronin lives on Cape Cod in Massachusetts with her two children, who were adopted from Guatemala in 2008, and their three awesome cats. She is the president of her own Civil Engineering company, the founder of the non-profit Help Children Heal, and the inventor of an interactive therapeutic toy and a board game for adopted and foster children with trauma. She is passionate about helping children overcome their trauma through fun books and toys. She is also an award-winning photographer and avid hiker.


You can read more about Linda at and discover how to help children heal from developmental trauma at


Meet The Illustrator

John F. Sullivan received his Art and Education training at Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, The British Film Institute at the University of Sterling, Scotland, and CalArts School for Animation in Valencia, California. He taught Cartooning, Animation, and Theater at Barnstable High School for 32 years and was inducted into the National Teacher’s Hall of Fame in Emporia, Kansas in 2004. He has done animations for Turner Feature Animation,

Radio Disney for the Walt Disney Company, and a commercial for the local Pizza Shark company. He wrote and drew a series of children’s books, “The Hershkins”, for Hershey Park in

Pennsylvania, and he drew a children’s book about the importance of planting trees, titled My Tree and Me for wOURld productions

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