Patty York Raymond is a native of Laredo. She earned her M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education from the University of Houston and her Administration and Supervision from Texas A&M International University. Patty has enjoyed working with children, families, and educators in a variety of roles including social worker, teacher and administrator. She and her family reside in McAllen, Texas where she is an independent education consultant as well as owner/director of Abrazo Case Management Services for Children and Pregnant Women.

It’s Too Windy! was recently honored with the International Latino Book Award for 2016. Patty’s next book, The ABCs to Ranching, is about a mischievous little boy who goes to the ranch to help his father with the chores. With one mishap after another, he gains an appreciation for nature and develops a strong connection with his father and their heritage. The ABCs to Ranching will be in bookstores early 2017 and will be accompanied by a music CD sure to get the children singing and dancing! .