Sandra Rhea is a teacher, a mother, a writer, and an animal lover. She believes strongly in the power of stories and helping children find their own voices early in life through the written word. She lives in a sprawling old house in the Houston Heights with her daughter, her daughter’s fiance, and a changing number of dogs and cats.
She teaches elementary school in the Houston public school system, and conducts private writing workshops for children out of her home. She has written and published some personal essays over the years. Willowmena’s Quest is her first published book.