Holly Bea was inspired to write her first children's book following the birth of her first niece, Katie. The resulting classic spiritual tale, Where Does God Live?, has touched the heart of tens of thousands of children and their parents. In 2002 the book won the Bock Book Award. A graduate of Texas Tech University, Holly has been an advertising copywriter for agencies in Dallas, Houston, Chicago, Silicon Valley, and Tampa. Born in Hawaii and raised in Texas, Holly now lives in Dallas with her husband, Steve, their Sheltie named Lizzie and their goofy Bullmastiff, Buddy. She is the winner of the 2001 Helen Keating Ott Award for outstanding contributions to children's literature from the Church and Synagogue Library Association.