Cornelia Maude Spelman is a writer, artist, and former social worker who has written about the importance of emotions in the lives of children and families. Her "The Way I Feel" series of picture books for young children is about recognizing and managing emotions and forming healthy, happy relationships. Her books also help children cope with difficult situations such as death and divorce, and help parents educate their children about protecting themselves from unwanted touch. Her books have been called "sensitive," "compassionate," "gentle," "reassuring," and "understanding."
Kathy Parkinson has three children and the world's best dog! She lives in Massachusetts.