As a native San Diegan, I have always loved going to the beach with my three young children. I would sit on the sand and just let all of these creative ideas run through my mind as I would watch my children play and splash around in the water. I slowly began to write down all of my ideas and in 2008, I took a pen to paper and wrote my first story. Before I realized it, I had written four children's stories that following year. I decided to take a small break to finish my degree from San Diego State University. In 2011, I wrote The Three Brotherteers, which is inspired by my own children. My oldest son Barris, who is autistic, is nonverbal and unable to read or write. I would watch my children play and was simply amazed how well they understood their older brother Barris, included him in play despite his inability to communicate. I felt inspired to write a book that would reflect the vivacious creativity and sense of adventure of my children, in hopes to inspire others that all children need is a little help, a little hope, and somebody to believe in them.