There are many pieces of inspiration I drew upon to write The Magic Straw Hat. And, for anyone who has read the story, you know that my daughter, Caitie, was one of the biggest pieces.
Since she was a little girl, one of her favorite things to do was to rummage through old photo albums. While she was home over the holidays, she came across this gem, which I couldn’t help but share with all of you!
Here she is, little Caitie, with her magic straw hat, holding on tight so it doesn’t blow away!