"Perhaps you were born for such a time as this." Esther 4:14
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Abbey J. Duplaga
After working for nearly ten years in the field of public accounting, gaining notoriety in business, and obtaining several professional credentials, Abbey felt compelled to relinquish her accounting career in exchange for one that was of service to children. Abbey hails from a large family and has been surrounded by children throughout her life. Through mentoring and showing her love by developing and teaching others, Abbey discovered her passion.
Children’s self-esteem, belief system, and ideas of life are shaped by their environment and Abbey feels it is important to introduce life skills as early as possible to build a foundation that will prepare them for the various stages of adolescence and adulthood. Abbey believes many adolescent and adult problems would significantly decrease if we develop a better foundation and identification.
Abbey’s experience in business and the many life skills she has learned along the way are valuable and applicable to life for everyone. She wishes to share in a relatable way these skills through writing picture books that will capture the attention of and teach children character by creating a priceless foundation for their future progress and happiness. One of Abbey’s favorite quotes are from Maya Angelou which reads, “I would like to be known as an intelligent woman, a courageous woman, a loving woman, a woman who teaches by being”, and Abbey’s endeavor encompasses these words eloquently.
ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR
Andrew Thomas is an illustrator, animator, and designer currently studying animation in Columbus, Ohio at Columbus College of Art and Design. His work can be found in children’s books, animated short stories, education content, and interactive games.