Molly O'Rourke BONUS 3756I was born in Kansas City, MO and moved with my family to Phoenix, AZ as a teenager. I graduated from Xavier High School and St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing and moved to Gallup, NM where I worked for Indian Health Service for 21 years, followed by more years of nursing in different areas of health care. During my many years of nursing, a profession I love, I experienced countless reactions to good news, sad news and tragic news. I want to encourage parents, teachers and other adults to discuss crying with young children to help remove the confusion and uncertainty around why people cry. This is my first book and I plan to add more Adventures in the near future, exploring current topics in a way children can be helped to understand and learn from them. This is what makes writing for me very rewarding. Now retired, I live in Albuquerque, NM.

My second book, Why Are People Bullied? spotlights an important issue for young children in today’s world. Bullying is found in neighborhoods, schools, shopping centers, parks and makes headlines in newspapers and magazines. Following this adventure of Gleeson and Cormac and their friend Rachel, who lives in a nearby pond, children can learn how to deal with bullying in a constructive, non-threatening manner. Explaining that “Just One Person Can Make a Difference” (pg 23) is a great way for parents, grandparents, other family members, teachers and anyone who works with children to start a conversation on the topic of bullying. What should they do?