About the Author
Sandy Murphy Richards is an award-winning author, illustrator, wife and busy mom of 3! She loves to draw and write stories when she’s not watching her son Zoli play Flag football, playing soccer with her son Tyler, or chasing her little girl, Izzy around the house.
Sandy lives in Cleveland, Ohio.
Behind the Scenes of Beau Evergreen
"Beau Evergreen" is an adventure series of books for middle grade students starring Beau and a cast of characters every kid can relate to.
Beau was created to help me feel like a better mom. I've been blessed with 3 totally different children and that makes parenting feel impossible sometimes. One of them is super easy - he just seems to get it. The other one is very challenging to parent. He's colorful, bright and fun in so many ways but he just does things that I could never predict. He used to make me evaluate and reevaluate my parenting everyday. After years of struggling with feeling like I was a horrible parent I came up with a list of the most important things I wanted to instill in him. In my mind, when he leaves for college, if he knows these 7 things and lives them everyday he will succeed and be happy on every level in life. That makes me feel like a good parent because that's ultimately what I want for him.
Each book in the series plays off one of the 7 important things to BE. (confident, happy, resilient, positive, hardworking, respectful and patient.) Your child will learn these life lessons as they read the Beau Evergreen series. The unique part about the series is the lessons never come off as preaching because they are intertwined in way the characters act and react to their adventures.