Larissa Larsen was born in Chicago Illinois. She has a Master Degree in Education and specializes in developing character and value literature for children. She has a great passion for creating curriculum which engages children through the creative arts. Her stories and developmentally challenging texts have been used internationally to promote imaginative 21st century learning skills through story-telling. Larissa believes in engaging the whole child. Her publishing services and blog Storyteller Shop.com reflects her philosophy of lessons of wisdom through the eyes of global understanding and respect. Larissa now resides in New Orleans LA with her family and pet Yorkie Brad Warren.