Mary Elizabeth Robinson is a writer, singer-songwriter, artist, photographer and Muppet fanatic who lives in Colorado. She is a special education teacher. She thinks that teaching amazing students every day is great inspiration. Mary loves Karaoke, Maraschino cherries and if she could turn into a mermaid and live the rest of her days under the sea, she would do so in an instant. Mary loves to laugh and tries to have a sense of humor about life and all it's crazy twists and turns! Mary founded Monkey Beth Media in 2009. A health crisis opened her eyes to the life she wanted and gave her the courage to chase after her dreams and make them a reality. She writes novels, poems and short stories. Her middle grade fantasy novel The Christmas Child was published in October 2009. Mary is currently working on a series of short stories, a young adult paranormal mystery and a new science fiction series. She tries to do something creative every day because it helps keep her connected to all the beauty of the world around her.