Cinthia Diane Stafford
Since childhood, helping children find their talents has been the driving force behind my dreams. Wise teachings from my family, poised me in a position of compassion; a place of steadfastness that I am grounded in today. I will not say that this journey has been easy. But, I can say, it is worth the trials and tribulations that I have faced.
Finding out through the years of volunteer work with the Department of Human Services and other organizations, I realized how successful children could be with proper training and direction; I knew that I could to do something to aid underprivileged children.
I chose this journey whole heartedly on October 30, 2003. On that day everything changed in my life. I realized that I was tired of just “acquiring things”. I was alone and needed something more to achieve my divine purpose.
These thoughts were the fire that put me on the course of writing this children’s novel; a message of how one can obtain true happiness by understanding one’s reason for being. Through the course of 10 years, I hand-painted over eighty illustrations, composed music, narrated the book with sound effects, wrote the first and second volume of K-9 On Board, raised three German Shepherd puppies, while holding down a full-time job. However, my weekends, evenings after work and holidays were filled with creativity that made this dream come to fruition.
Since then, I am exploring different avenues to reach children in need. Experience taught me hands-on teaching is the most effective way to learn. I am presently working on the plans and foundation for a learning center for children named, “The Door Of Hope”. This center will provide a place to help broaden the minds of the youth of this world and generations to come.
I love spending my time in these endeavors which are my reason for being. I hope you enjoy my works.