Being a Grandmother and Mother made Carole Baird think of what she would tell her grandchildren about their heritage. LETTERS TO MADDIE gives life to not only her childhood but to her daughter's childhood too. Lest they be just stories, each letter to Maddie has a Postscript with a biblical moral and way to live the Christian life. Each letter comes to life with an exciting graphic for that story and becomes Carole's legacy to another generation.A fifth generation Texan, Carole Baird holds a BBA in finance and real estate from the University of Texas at Austin and owned her own real estate company. She was also the Director of a Ronald McDonald House for several years. Heeding the call to do more ministry Carole studied religious education at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary at their Houston, Texas branch for two years. She was a home missionary in Galveston, Texas, and as such was the Director of Family Life Ministries and Director of Women on Mission at her church. She was involved with GA's (a girls' mission group) and taught the two-year-old Sunday school as well as Vacation Bible Schools. Carole now lives in retirement in Central Texas. This is her first finished work, but two other books are in process.