Shutta Crum served for thirty years as an educator and a librarian. She is also an award-winning writer of books for children and poetry for adults, who was awarded the Michigan Library Assoc. Award of Merit as youth librarian of the year (2002). She’s taught at the high school and college levels, and under the auspices of the Mich. Council for the Arts.The author of thirteen picture books, three novels, two collections of poetry, and more than 140 published poems, in 2005 she was invited to read at the White House Easter Egg Roll. In 2010 she was asked to present to children at the Dept. of Defense schools throughout Japan. She is the recipient of seven Royal Palm Literary Awards from the Florida Writers Association.