Dr. Mary Manz Simon, who earned a doctorate in education, is an award-winning author with more than 3 million books sold. A thought leader in the Christian children’s market, she has worked with entertainment entities, periodicals, and major publishers including Walden Media, Sony Home Entertainment, DreamWorks Animation, and American Girl. Dr. Simon has appeared on hundreds of radio and television programs in support of her products and as a practical parenting specialist. She and her husband, Hank, a Lutheran pastor, celebrated their fortieth anniversary in 2014. They are the parents of three and have four grandsons.