My name is Tina Ryan. I am a wife, mother, teacher and author. My husband Chase and I have 4 boys ages 15, 13, 9, and 8. They light up my life and make me laugh and smile everyday. We live in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I have been teaching for 17 years. I adore kids and enjoy spending my days with 3rd graders. I also enjoy taking pictures of my children, running and going to the beaches on beautiful Lake Michigan. I have been writing stories since I was 7 years old. I want to publish books that make kids believe in themselves, love to read, teach them something and smile! It is my dream to make a difference through literature. Kids and stories are my passion!