Garnett Reed Boggs has spent her life teaching children from grades one through grades eight. Her experience in teaching spans fifty years. She received her two year teahcing certificate from Glenville State College in Glenville, WVA. Later she went back to Glenville and received her BA, graduating Magma Cum Laude. Later after moving to Florida she went to the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL, and received her Master's degree. At this time she became a member of the Phi Beta Phi honorary society. Highlights Magazine for Children has published one of Mrs. Boggs' short stories. Mrs. Boggs' children's book Totally Katy has also been published. Her Memoirs, Fifty Years in the Classroom, is based on her unique experiences teaching over a period of half a decade. Mrs. Boggs is retired and living in Winter Haven, Florida, where she continues to enjoy writing.
Everyone said Sheila was lost forever, everyone except her teacher, Torey Hayden.
Torey fought to reach Sheila, to bring the abused child back from her secret nightmare, because beneath the rage, Torey saw in Sheila the spark of genius. And together they embarked on a wondrous journey—a journey gleaming with a child's joy at discovering a world filled with love and a journey sustained by a young teacher's inspiring bravery and devotion.