Monique Sandiford, author of "Gimme Kimmy and The Wiz" is a native of South Carolina. Monique received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education from Coastal Carolina University. She currently resides in South Carolina with her husband and three children. After a heart felt three years of teaching kindergarten, Monique became a full time stay-at-home mom. She found her inspiration for writing "Gimmie Kimmy and The Wiz" through the every day trials of parenting. Monique's desire is to enhance the lives of children through teaching social skills and fostering a love of reading.