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 Joseph Goodrich

Joseph Goodrich is a pilot in the Marine Corps, a husband, a dad, and now an author! In his writing and personal life, he strives to help kids, including his own, understand and manage their emotions through storytelling. With a B.A. from Tufts University, an M.S. from the University of Maryland University College, an M.Ed. from the University of Massachusetts Boston, and an Ed.D. from Northeastern University, Joseph approaches the world of children's literature with rich psychological insight. In Ellie and Her Emotional Dragons, his first children's book, Joseph delicately conveys lessons of empathy and emotional intelligence to young readers in a playful and approachable way. He currently lives on Long Island, New York with his family and two dogs.

Illustrations by Traci Van Wagoner at www.tracivanwagoner.com