About the author
Where does author and illustrator Anita B. Leeve get her inspiration for her Flippinstories? By hanging out with six of the most highly-creative little people in her world, her own grandchildren. “They dazzle me with awe-inspiring stories of their own experiences,” she admits.
As a loving mother and grandmother, Anita has spent years cultivating the emotions of patience, thoughtfulness and empathy, first in her two sons and now in her six grandchildren. One of their favorite activities is telling each other exciting stories, based on things going on in their lives. After the first one tells his or her story, the next one comes up with a flip side of the same situation. Then each one has a chance to tell how they would deal with such a situation.
Inspired by these stories, Anita has created Flippinstories, The Misunderstood Collection, so that other young people may learn how to control their emotions as they face challenging situations throughout their lives. Her enthusiasm for raising children to be strong, independent, self-reliant but compassionate is apparent in her stories.