I’m a children's book author in Hamilton, Ohio, and I have written two fictional character awareness books. The characters in my books learn about excellent character development on/off the field, in the classrooms, and in life. I encourage students to develop good character habits. Both books explore special needs like Down syndrome and physical disabilities. We discuss good sportsmanship and I bring up many character words and their meanings. I have brought into each book my experiences as a baseball and softball coach for over twenty years. I also visit elementary classrooms and give engaging interactive character presentations. I am a current board member and past treasurer of the Joe Nuxhall Miracle League in Fairfield, Ohio.