BookMama lives in Michigan with her husband and their kids. BookMama worked in the book industry for 15 years and has a particular passion for children’s and young adult books. She is a writer/editor by trade and works at a Major University in the Midwest. She is also an advocate for child car seat safety and is a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST).
Tim is BookMama’s husband. He is a computer consultant who likes to play with the kids and enjoys computer games and xBox games, especially ones that he and Book Boy can play togetner. He and BookMama have been married since 1994.
Book Boy is 12 year sold. He is a great big brother to his sisters and has turned into quite the geek. He reads graphic novels as quickly as we can get them from the library, especially those featuring superheroes. He is a voracious reader and completed the entire Harry Potter series before he turned 8. A recent literary obsession is the Percy Jackson series of books, and he gobbles up all things related to Greek mythology, thanks to the Percy Jackson series.
Book Girl (formerly Little Sister) is seven. She is turning into a great reader, and is currently making her way through the Ramona books. She enjoys school immensely and will start second grade in the fall. Her favorite activities include reading, soccer, and gymnastics.
Book Baby is 3. She is a happy, smiley girl who loves to play with her siblings. She is crazy about books and often “reads” in her bed until 10 or later, unless we catch her at it first.
Mimi/Snowbird is BookMama’s mother. She comments often and writes a guest blog once in a while.
btwinny and bets/firsttwin are BookMama’s sisters – identical twins who are 13 months younger than BookMama (poor Mimi!). bwinny has an eight-year-old son, JD. (That’s not JD in the picture.) btwinny also has her own blog (though she hasn’t updated it in ages). Wonder Heart is BookMama’s nephew, born on St. Patrick’s Day 2010, who had open heart surgery when he was 3 months old.
Willie Brown (who is not actually named Willie or Brown) is my uncle, who lives in rural Indiana. While I don’t always agree with what he says, he’s a great story teller. He sometimes comments as Uncle Scott.