I am passionate about not only telling a good story, but living a good story as well. Writing and publishing a book has always been a dream of mine. I was encouraged to begin writing as a young child by my grandfather, Henry Clay Ferree, who was a writer for the Winston-Salem Journal and Sentinel. I couldn’t imagine anything better than following in his footsteps.
I am inspired by the stories all around me. Children love to talk and share. As an elementary school counselor for the last eighteen years in Canton Georgia, I have helped children solve hundreds of problems much like the ones Wyatt is faced with in the Wyatt series. I am continually amazed and encouraged by my students’ creativity, enthusiasm and courage. Through the Wyatt stories, I hope to empower many more children to become successful problem solvers.
In addition to writing, I enjoy teaching and speaking to groups about understanding personality styles, setting and reaching goals and living your dreams. Gardening, cooking and traveling are three other favorite pastimes. My most important and rewarding role however, has been that of parent to my two creative and talented daughters, Laura, 28 and Hayley, 25. It has been an honor and a privilege to encourage them to discover and achieve their dreams.
You can follow my story here at www.wyatttthewonderdog.com or www.lynnewatts.com . I love to hear your comments and ideas. Keep on wondering!
Pam Gardner, the illustrator, divides her time between teaching art to elementary children and youth ministry at her church. She fondly remembers helping her daughter Lauren, now grown and married to Jarin, get through her own Wyatt dilemmas. She lives in White, Georgia with her best friend, husband Glenn. Their four-legged friends, Sagan, Buffy and Savannah helped tremendously in the creation of the illustrations. Daisy however, helped most of all.