My books include readers theater like Let My People Go, board books like Eight is Great and young favorites like Soo's Boo-Boos. Look for Ten Hungry Turkeys this fall. My books are available on-line and in bookstores everywhere.
"Balsley’s rhythmic narration includes basic characterization and dialogue for the key players to make the story come alive."
"Simple sentences will have young readers giggling and making this story a favorite."
KRISTI’S BOOK NOOK
"...an adventure kids will devour...the inner light of this book is that its message will carry kids from the holiday and beyond."
CLEVELAND JEWISH NEWS
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A couple of years in Japan, a few more in Turkey and high school years in Korea were part of my adventurous childhood as an “army brat.” But, along with my husband, a cat, several dogs, and two sons, I have spent most of my adult life in Reidsville, NC.
I found the change that I craved in a variety of careers--all involving writing in one way or another.
When I began teaching elementary school reading, the abundance of fabulous picture books grabbed my attention and wouldn’t let go until I tried it myself. More than a dozen books later, I’m still writing (and reading) picture books.
I have a Master in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.