Jeanne Wood lives in Sunnyvale California. She is the author and illustrator of children’s books including The Last Leaf, Not My Skin, How Teddy Bears Came About, The Hero of Paris Valley, Emily’s Story based on a true story, Talking to You and two novels, The Missing Note and Drawn by Force.
She is also an artist and writes poetry and song lyrics.
Jeanne has received the Honorary Service Award for her outstanding work with children and in the community. She and her husband Howard have taken in thirty-five foster children and have two sons of their own.
Memories of the Heart is a collection of poems written by children, grandchildren, foster children, my husband and myself.
I enjoy writing poems that tell a story and at the end gives the reader something to think about. Many of my poems are written from my deep inter feelings or experiences.
I often wake up in the morning going through the house making up songs, rhyming and "trying to sing," when an idea just pops in my head. Of course the end results turns out completely different, but it keeps my mind creating.
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