About the Author

For the first twenty years of her career, Dr. Sunflower taught elementary and special education students in both public and private schools. After that, she has provided instruction for prospective elementary, middle school and early childhood teachers at the University of Minnesota: Moorhead, Oklahoma State University, Oral Roberts University, and Northeastern State University for twenty five years. She has taught Language Arts workshops all over the United States for classroom teachers and parents. Since retirement Dr. Sunflower has been active in international child and youth prayer ministries.

Dr. Sunflower’s expertise is helping children express their thoughts and feelings.  She has authored four very popular resource books for teachers that help children capture their thoughts. These resources have proved to be highly effective in getting children to compose their thoughts. These innovative resources are being used in 63 countries.

Some of the other books authored by Dr. Sunflower include:
Really Writing  – J. Wiley Publishers 
Real-Life Writing for Young Authors – Prentice Hall Direct 
Really Writing – Simon and Schuster
75 Creative Publishing Ideas – Scholastic Professional Books

God called Cherlyn to use the same research-based methods for getting children to compose and share their thoughts and feelings with God, their Father. This innovative method has proven extremely effective in equipping children to face life’s challenges by building a strong prayer life.

Illustrations: Ernie Hergenroder
Editing: Beth Radford – Foster Care Parent, Grace Church
Bible Scholars:  JT and Crystal Turner – Asbury Methodist Church
Website Designed by: Ron King – Precise Marketing Solutions
Bible Verses Advisor: James Limpert – Destiny Church
Website Creator: Polly Blackstock – Parrot Marketing
Advisor: Karel Payne – Retired Children’s Pastor, United Methodist Church, Stillwater, OK
Senior Advisor: Bob Vanderblake – Training Pastors in Kenya & Uganda
Advisor: Kristen Carter – Children’s Pastor
Advisor: Michelle Tennant – Children’s Pastor
Advisor: Alberta Henrickson – Sunday School Teacher
Senior Advisor: Robert Henrickson – 1st United Methodist Church Board Member
Advisor: Pastor Gary Harber – Sr. Pastor,  St. James Methodist Church, Tulsa, OK
Advisor: James Turner – Asbury Methodist Church
CD Voice: Cody Jefferson – Youth Director
CD Voice “How to”: Bill Westmoreland
CD Voice “Overview”: Crystal Turner