Hi, my name is Shirley Francis-Salley and I am a Christian children’s ministry teacher and award-winning author. For many years I have been dedicated to a mission of creating ways to make the Word of God appealing to children and practical in their daily lives. I have been a Field Writer for a few well-known Christian publishers including Cook Communications Ministries. My published works of fiction and nonfiction include children’s books, articles, short stories, skits, Bible dramas, song lyrics, board games, Sunday school lessons and teachers’ plans. My writing until now has been intended for children in grades K-6 but I am currently expanding my focus with a book to reach tweens and teens. As a wife, mother, grandma, teacher and writer, I’ve had countless opportunities to talk about the situations of everyday life that confront us no matter what age we are. Home for me is Brooklyn, New York where I enjoy life with my husband Joe and our cat, Shadow.