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Hinckley's Horrible Hiccups

This book was inspired by a teacher I had in 4th grade. Her name was Mrs. Troyer and she would actually ask kids to come in front of the class and try to hiccup. No one ever did that I can remember.As a kid, I once had the hiccups 4 times in one day and became worried. I went to my dad. He told me that it was serious with a scared look on his face. I then thought it really must be bad until he laughed.I made up this story on the spur of the moment when my kids were ought it really must be bad until he laughed.I made up this story on the spur of the moment when my kids were young. I would tell them stories every night. This is one of their favorites and I have told it to several groups of kids and adults. About the Author I grew up in Plymouth Michigan where I learned to love books and reading. I wrote my fi rst story in 3rd grade. I had a teacher in 4th grade who was the inspiration for one of my stories. After I graduated from Plymouth Salem high school in 1975, I served in the U.S. Air Force as an electronics technician. I serviced B-52 bombers and fi ghter jets. After the Air Force, I studied art at Eastern Michigan university. I also studied at William Tyndall college and studied creative writing at Oakland Community college. After college, I used my electronics training and worked for A.T.T. INC. from 1980-2013. During this time, I worked with children at church and school settings telling stories. Kids and adults always seemed to enjoy them. My greatest audience was always my three kids, who I would tell stories to every night, all usually made up on the spot. I have tried to never forget what it is like to be a kid and remember what children like. I believe that even in adults, there is that child that loves to hear a good story. There is nothing like watching faces as you tell a story and see the enjoyment people display. I now live in Clarkston, Michigan where I tell stories to my grandchildren. read more