Jody E. Dean, PHD

Author photo by Charlie Steffens

The author, JODY A. DEAN, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist with 28 years experience specializing in children, adolescents, and athletes. Her medical affiliations include Senior Clinical Account Executive, United Healthcare and Aetna; Director, Employee Assistance Program at Hughes Electronics and DirecTV; and work for a number of other corporations. Jody has authored numerous magazine and professional journal articles and currently writes specialized children’s books about childhood problems. She continues to professionally consult from her home in Missouri, where she lives with her three dogs, including Roxie the Doxie.

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Susie Lee Jin

The Illustrator, SUSIE LEE JIN, has degrees from Duke University in education and the MFA Illustration Program at the School of Visual Arts, New York City. She grew up in North Carolina and now creates her art in northern New Jersey where she lives with her family and pets.