Carolyn Royer Spencer is a lifetime resident of Norfolk, Virginia. She received her B.S. in Visual Arts and her B.S. certification in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Old Dominion University. Carolyn taught kindergarten, Title 1 kindergarten, first, and second grades for almost thirty years in Norfolk and Virginia Beach and served as a career teacher. She is a board member of the Cape Charles Historical Society. Her hobbies include golf, travel, and charity work for the children’s hospital. She believes that art can be a positive means for children who have been bullied to express their inner feelings and can help them to resolve their hurt. Her first published illustrations were in the book, “Senor Smarty Pantaloons and the Mystery of the Missing Teachers”.