About the Author
VIRGINIA WRIGHT is author and illustrator of the children's book-- Crying Bear, The Princess and the Castle, The Prince and the Dragon, and a non-fiction book titled Buzzzzzzzz What Honeybees Do. The Christmas Secret is targeted for release fall 2012. Virginia says she has found her love of words in children's writing; and spends her time writing from the Downeast area in the beautiful state of Maine. Wright says being a preschool teacher for a number of years at a private Christian Preschool and Kindergarten in Mississippi was definitely an inspiration for writing children's books, but the true inspiration for "Crying Bear" comes from her five grandchildren. Virginia Wright first became a published author in 1981 when she sold her first writing to a regional magazine in the state of Maine. She also had several of her writings published in an Anthology-- Soundings, by the Poetry Fellowship of Maine. She was quoted as saying, "When I am not spending time with my husband, watering my organic vegetable and herb gardens, canning, cooking, or feeding the chickens; I spend my time doing what I enjoy doing most, writing..."