About the Author of “The Most Love Ever!”
Mary Hoy Schmidt is also the author of our first Children’s book, to which she brings extensive credentials. Her University degree in English Literature was complemented by the study of Social Welfare and an overall emphasis on Psychology and Philosophy. Mary went on to specialize in “Learning Disabilities” at a time when this subject was little understood. She then coordinated Programs to identify these children’s challenges and strengths, and to find techniques and solutions that could be honed to each child’s learning needs. This extended to area schools, where Mary taught fine and gross-motor skills. Later, Mary developed, wrote and taught a College Course based on her expertise in this area, after which she generalized her teaching to “Child Development and Psychology”.
In addition to holding a number of other socially-oriented positions through the years, Mary raised three of her own children, always mindful of teaching them the necessary values and skills through play and creativity. She has found that those same lessons learned through special education apply to all children, for everyone has their own needs, challenges, and strengths. Mary is now a Grandmother of three, dedicating herself to their joy and learning as much as time permits.
Mary is also a busy writer, with earlier articles published in magazines like “Today’s Parent”, in which she depicts her understanding and appreciation of the way that children think. She is also a long-time poet who has shared her work at various venues and devoted a great deal of time helping students and grown-ups alike to learn and appreciate the art of poetry. She is the author of Rising Intent's current poetry collection, “Trees, Wind, Wishes”, and is finalizing a large non-fiction project that delves into the deeper aspects of reality and addresses our potential for joy and fulfilment in life.