About the Author:

Loni Hoots is an author and poet of literary fiction focusing on mental health for both adults and teens, including Petals and Nails, If You're Gonna Be There; she is also the author of The Little Bird Series. Born in the southeast part of Missouri, she lived the majority of her life in Colorado before jetting off to travel the world. 

Before becoming an author, Loni obtained an associates degree as a Medical Assistant focusing on holistic health. After nearly a decade of being in the medical field, she decided to finally pursue her dream of being an special needs educator; she attended MSSU, obtaining her bachelors degree specializing in special education and business communication. She's now a full time educator and focuses on creating an effective education system, while still writing.