Sherry Garland is the award-winning author of thirty-two books for children, teens, and adults. Many of her books evolved from her friendship with Vietnamese families in Houston. A fifth generation Texan, Ms. Garland also sets many of her books in the Lone Star State, including the popular Dear America series book, A LINE IN THE SAND, and the award-winning picture book VOICES OF THE ALAMO. Her books have won honors such as ALA Notable, BBYA, Reading Rainbow Book, Parent’s Choice, Texas Bluebonnet List, Texas Lone Star List, Notable Book in Field of Social Studies, California Young Reader’s Medal, Western Writers of America Spur Award, Texas Institute of Letters Award, and many more. Ms. Garland has spoken at hundreds of schools across the USA and made three visits to Asia to speak at International schools.