Jill Friestad-Tate has loved writing since she was a child. As a business professor at a community college, writing continues to be a passion in her life. Always a kid at heart, she enjoys writing children’s picture books and poetry about relationships and nonfiction topics. She is a member of SCBWI and has published several poems in Lyrical Iowa. She lives in Central Iowa with her husband and two boys and believes Iowa is the best place in the world to live.