Mary A. Monroe has been a published author since 2005, with her celebrated series of books for teens, including Miracle at Monty Middle School (Spanish version Milagro en la Escuela Monty), Krazy White Girl, Tagger, and Tagger Theater/Screenplay version. She also wrote her mother’s biography/narrative, Henrietta, The Story of My Life. When her husband was just beginning to realize his disease, he told her, “You’re going to write a book about me,” and she did. After wondering how she ever would survive supporting her husband through his devastating diagnosis of Lewy Body Dementia and Alzheimer’s, she now shares her personal story and lessons-learned for other caregivers in need of hope and encouragement. A devoted mother, grandmother and Language Arts teacher for 22 years, Monroe lives in Lake Worth, Florida. She has her Masters in reading, is Palm Beach County’s Teacher of the Year for 2012, and is an event speaker.