About the Author Rosemarie DeChant
Author : Rosemarie DeChant, a retired elementary school teacher, lives in Oberlin, Ohio, with her third stray dog, a miniature beagle named Dolly. I grew up on a vegetable farm in Sheffield, Ohio. My education spanned grade school years in a academy. In college I learned to enjoy writing inspired by a dynamic world literature teacher. I became a teacher of primary grades for 28 years, developing and directing musical programs in schools where I taught. I have traveled to Italy, Poland, Hungary and Alaska, I also visited the homes of the great composers in Germany. My retirement years finds me in Oberlin with my third stray dog, a beagle named "Dolly". Four years ago I wrote the Shaggette Series about a stray dog who found a home not only in my house but more importantly in my heart.