C. Hope Flinchbaugh has authored over 250 stories for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, and second grade school readers for the Association of Christian Schools International. Hope has authored and traditionally published three novels and two nonfiction books, and has coauthored numerous compilation books. She has written more than 75 articles for children and adult magazines. Hope’s “writing candy” is capturing the wonder of a child through the power of story. She tells adults everywhere that the parents who read to their infants and toddlers will later enjoy high-level preschool and elementary readers. Besides, reading is fun!