The Author

Barbara A. Pierce was born in Memphis, Tennessee where she lived until moving to New York City at an early age. She attended junior high school there, then high  school in Mount Vernon, New York. After graduation she worked as a telephone  operator for two and a half years before entering college in Pennsylvania. Upon receiving a degree in education, Miss Pierce began her career as an elementary teacher in Mount Vernon that lasted for thirty-five years. It was during that time she pursued and earned a Masters Degree in education and reading.

Since retiring Miss Pierce has worked as a substitute teacher and has written a number of children's books. Her name has appeared in Who's Who In American Education Publications.