Shelly Vaughan James, long a word nerd, has worked as a magazine editor, book editor, copywriter, copy editor and freelance writer. As a cookbook author, she tempted folks to enjoy all sorts of delicious foods. She encourages all children to taste the foods their parents ask them to eat—you never want to miss out on a new favorite! Shelly lives in Ohio with her family. You can follow her on Twitter and find more at ShellyVaughanJames.com.