Betty Jo Schuler, an author and former elementary teacher who writes for
children, teens, and adults, has had seventeen books published. She is an
instructor for Writers Digest University where she's taught online courses
in writing romance novels, children's books, and most recently teaches "
Writing the Young Adult Novel" on a fairly regular basis. She also edits YA
Novels in WDU's Second Draft Critique program. A former Indiana native, she
loves life in Florida where she gaze out at palm trees, tropical flowers,
and sunshine while fulfilling her lifelong love of working with words. Betty
Jo has a BS in Education from Miami University of Ohio and an MA from Ball
State University of Indiana. She's married with four grown kids who have
families of their own. In her spare time, this writer and instructor enjoys
yoga, water aerobics, time with friends and many other "fun" activities" She
invites you to visit her website at http://bettyjowrites.com/
It’s the first day of December, snow is in the air and Gracie Singleton Saylor is shopping for a Christmas tree, when she runs smack into Merett Bradmoore, her High School hero and his seven-year-old daughter. Seeing he’s not the happy-go-lucky guy he used to be, she’s determined to restore the gift of optimism he gave her fifteen years ago. But can she return his hope without losing her own?