Kathie McMahon is a retired elementary teacher. She has written several school musicals and seven collaborations for a community children’s theatre, receiving four AriZoni Awards for Original Music Composition. Kathie set out to write a series of picture books with an original song for each, but found her writing voice in middle grade. Her chapter book series, Mortimer and Me, is inspired by the bedtime stories her dad told her when she was a child. Kathie’s books are about the things she loves most – family, music, traveling to exotic places, and just the joy of being a kid!