About the Author and Illustrator
Ashley Mills Monaghan
Ashley Mills Monaghan is an award winning author and musician. She has a BFA in Film Production and Music from Chapman University and a post graduate degree from St. Nicholas Montessori College of Ireland. Ashley lived and worked in Ireland for 6 years as a preschool teacher, writing books, teaching piano and playing music on the side. Her first book ‘A Little Goes a Long Way’ has received 4 awards so far including an Honorary Mention from the International Readers’ Favorite book contest, a former win by actor Jim Carrey. Ashley is a mom of 2 busy boys. Her eldest was a student of Jim Swain’s at age 2. After only 5 lessons, Jim had her son floating on his back. Ashley believes in Swain’s method and is excited to be part of the making of this book. Ashley and her family currently reside in Southern California. To learn more about Ashley, her music and books please visit ???
Debbie Herbel holds a BA in English and a Masters in Education. Although in the past she has been a flight attendant, ski instructor, realtor, restaurant owner and public school teacher, Debbie has always been an artist at heart. She has been juried into art shows and has experience working with decorative art, landscape painting, travel journal painting, calligraphy and custom painted furniture. She currently studies fine art with other established artists and was just elected Vice President of the Temecula Art League. Debbie is also a member of the Fallbrook Art Association. This is Debbie’s first published children’s book.