Hensley's Plastic Spoon received honorable mention in the
2017 Los Angeles Best Children's Book Awards.
Each book is lovingly dedicated to one of our grandchildren.
I would describe myself as an expressive globetrotting Grandma who, besides traveling, also enjoys concerts, socializing and working with flowers.
I love to introduce children to new things and watch them discover their own unique qualities and potential.
My books are about love, self-esteem and acceptance of others and include different aspects of nature such as healthy food, animals, trees, flowers, and the unique state that we live in, which are all my own passions.
A former (now retired) airline analyst, I pursued an AZ. state certification in Classical Homeopathy, supervised clinical double-blind studies, before moving on to PVUSD #69 in Phoenix to work with Special Ed and ESL children K-12.
Retiring (again) to assist with our growing family and realizing my affinity for creating,
I founded LakeRider Publishing.
Now, I get to publish newsletters, webpages and books and I am having a blast!
My husband and I have been happily married for over 33 years with 4 grown children, a couple of awesome in-laws and we are very blessed with 6 beautiful grandchildren and 6 other amazing youngsters we call family.
We are proud Phoenicians for over 31 years.
I hope your little ones like my books.
We are always open to donating books to charity. Contact for qualifying information.
Thanks for stopping by.
Coming Soon,,,, 8/1/2018
The New ZonieKids Series...
All About Cool Kids Growing Up In The Desert
And we start with Halloween,
Books orders: through LakeRiderpublishing@gmail.com or