Charles Ghigna - Father Goose® lives in a treehouse in the middle of Alabama. He is an award-winning poet, children's author, speaker, and nationally syndicated feature writer who helps promote the love of poetry and children's literature throughout the world. He is the author of more than 5,000 poems and 100 books from Random House, Disney, Hyperion, Scholastic, Simon & Schuster, Time Books, Abrams, Boyds Mills, Charlesbridge, Capstone, Orca and other publishers. His books have been
featured on ABC-TV's "Good Morning America," PBS and NPR. His poems appear in hundreds of textbooks, anthologies, and in magazines for adults and children from The New Yorker and Harper's
to Highlights and Cricket. He served as poet-in-residence and chair of creative writring at the Alabama School of Fine Arts for nearly twenty years, taught creative writing at Samford University, and was poetry editor of The English Journal for the National Council of Teachers of English, and a nationally syndicated columnist for Tribune Media Services. He is the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and the Mary Roberts Rinehart Foundation. He has presented poetry readings at the Library of Congress, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the American Library in Paris, the International Schools of South America, and at hundreds of schools, colleges, conferences, libraries, and book fairs throughout the United States, South America, and Europe.