As an award-winning teacher for 32 years, Tina Shepardson has shared thousands of books with children. As a passionate advocate for children and reading, she finds her best stories are inspired through her favorite roles in life: mother and teacher. Her debut picture book, WALKOUT, centers on being passionate about social justice topics in ways that unite others! Tina uses her love of words and teaching to write about topics that inspire kids to the best they can be. She lives in Upstate New York with her family, enjoying the latest snowstorm with her Akitas.