Deep in the enchanted forest, there stood a redwood tree with a magical green door. Inside that tree, the Hidden Folk Counsel met to discuss Mel’s work potential. The counsel listed existing Keeper positions and their associated duties. They noticed that Mel was always happy. Possibly he could be Keeper of Happy Faces.
April Rachelle Robins - Author
The peaceful setting of her farm in the Red River Valley often inspires April Robins to let her mind wander into whimsical settings. She is an honors graduate from Texas A&M University with a BS in Computer Science. After years of working on software projects related to the welfare of children, April retired and pursued her love of writing children’s books. She and Jay are married, and they have four grandchildren.
F. Jay Robins – Co-Writer
Holding a degree in Aerospace Engineering from The University of Texas, Jay Robins worked in the aerospace industry for many years. Jay is an accomplished storyteller. He brings to the stories a creative mind and thought provoking insights.
Valerie Bouthyette – Illustrator
Every so often, an artistic talent comes along that catches your heart and your imagination. Valerie Bouthyette has that ability. She stirs memories of your childhood long forgotten and brings them to the forefront fresh and precious. For a moment, you become a kid again. Renowned for her broad graphic styles, Valerie was born on Long Island, New York. Today she lives on a farm in Pine City, New York, with her Canadian born husband, Pierre, and their dogs, Maggie and Amber. She is devoted to her children, Joseph and Katie, whose childhood inspires her creativity.