Where Sand Castles Go
About the Book
While out on the beach, my children, Cory (age 7) and Randi-Kiana(age 3), and I had been building a sand castle all day. When the tide started coming in, I told them we had to go because the ocean was coming up the beach. My little girl, Randi-Kiana, started screaming at the ocean and kicking and hitting the waves with her tiny feet and hands. In order to distract her so I could move her up the beach, I came up with a story about a prince and his sand castles. The children came up with the names of the characters of this story, so it makes it part theirs as well.
About the Author
I am a mother of two wonderful kids, Cory (age 19) and Randi-Kiana (age 15). When I was young, my father used to take us on long car rides, and to entertain us he would make up stories using the road signs as characters. He never wrote down any of his stories. Having home-schooled my children and running a home daycare, I also learned to tell stories off the top of my head in order to entertain them. I did not want to lose my stories the way we lost my dad's. I ride a 2006 Harley Davidson Dyna Superglide whenever I can, and a Ford truck called "Big Mama" when I can't. I currently live with just my husband and our two dogs, three cats, and two guinea pigs in Gresham, Oregon. During the week, I work for a company which manufactures equipment to produce microchips. On the weekends, you can find my husband and me taking a ride on our motorcycle or walking in the woods with our dogs.