About the Author
Jared grew up as the youngest of four children on his family's farm in Kentucky before moving to Tennessee after graduating from college. Though born with normal vision, he was left almost totally blind at the age of nine due to an unsuccessful surgery to remove a brain tumor. He found an interest in children's literature after writing the first version of this book for a high school English assignment. Utilizing what limited vision remains in only one eye, the treasured memories of a little boy's world before losing his sight, and his Godâ€“given talent for easily explaining how things work, Jared creates a story with his own illustrations of what might be seen through the eyes of a child.
-- Jared Jackson