LaRonda Gardner Middlemiss is a picture book author, who came to writing by way of motherhood. Her son’s love of story time, which for him meant anytime, immersed her in the wonderful world of picture books. Enjoying books with various themes and approaches to storytelling, from the quirky to the quiet, eventually inspired her to begin writing stories of her own.

By day she is an engineer and when not busy battling wits with her husband or having fun with her son, she enjoys listening to children’s book themed podcasts, gaining insight from NPR, and watching movies. She also likes creating art and hopes to someday both author and illustrate her own books. Books that will entertain, enlighten and empower children across the globe.

She lives in North Carolina.