Following graduation from the University of Rochester, Dr. William Guiffre served in the U. S. Navy for three years and returned to Upstate New York where he became an English teacher at Brighton Junior High School. In addition to teaching, his career in public education included ten years as a guidance counselor and nineteen as an administrator, the last fifteen of which he served as high school principal in Victor, New York. After one year of retirement, he returned to serve six years on the Victor Board of Education. Dr. Guiffre resides with his wife, Ann, on Kiawah Island, South Carolina. Each year, they return to summer in Inlet, New York in the Adirondack Mountains where they can be closer to their seven children and their twenty-three grandchildren. The grandchildren became the inspiration for writing picture books for children.