Ernest Boehnert is a retired school teacher. His teaching experiences have included students from the primary grade level to senior high school. For many years he taught English with all its components of grammar punctuation, writing and reading. After retirment, he began to write books for children. Ernest developed a phonetic approach for learning with his first book, The Great Alphabet Reminder Book, so as to help primary students become phonetically competent. The Magic Christmas Train is his second book for young audiences. Ernest currently resides in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.