The Author

Holly Ketchum lives in Springfield, Missouri with her partner and son. She enjoys the outdoors, and loves to play and “be a kid” herself. In fact, the ideas for her stories found in Adventures of D Mouse came during imaginative play with her family.

Holly's background is in child and family education, with a special concern for supporting families in healthy and happy child development. Of special interest to Holly is using movement and exercise to stimulate not only healthy bodies, but healthy minds. She currently works in a school readiness program.

Holly has also been a home-schooling mom, a foster parent, a volunteer in an orphanage in Guatemala, and a peace-builder in Cambodia, where she was part of the program development for a family violence reduction program.

Some of the research that Holly participated in while in Cambodia is available online:

  • An extensive literature review, Understanding Family Violence in Cambodia, is available HERE.   
  • The results of a small case study research project, Transforming Family Conflict in Cambodia, are also available HERE (full report) or HERE (summary report).