Jody Carroll is a teacher and has a M.A.T. in Elementary Education. Her stories reflect real life family experiences that she uses to make her characters come to life. She has worked with children for many years through school and church and sees everyday soccermom life as full of opportunities to share adventures with her readers.
Carroll's book series, Mitsy Morgan, was begun as a fun, crazy journey that shares the love (and chaos) of raising children. The Lemonade List is the second book in this series. Carroll and her husband and four children reside in southern Louisiana. The rich culture and livelihood of this area add to her characters and stories to give her readers a unique in-depth connection to those characters.
The illustrator, Kim Dowers, is a teacher and currently obtaining a Masters degree in Education Administration. She is creative and loves the excitement of bringing Mitsy and her friends to life. Dowers and her husband and children also reside in southern Louisiana.
Carroll and Dowers plan to continue the Mitsy Morgan series with more wild adventures to come!