Della Ross Ferreri
Della Ross Ferreri
 

About Me

From what I've been told, I was a stubborn, willful child. But look how happy I was in the crib. No rush to move to a big kid bed! 

Can I keep the elephant? Pleeeease?!

As a kid, I had plenty of stuffed animals, including a monkey named Congo. My family had real pets, too -  lizards, dogs, fish, a parakeet, and, at one point, 24 gerbils. My uncle owned a farm in Kansas City, MO where I loved riding his horse. 

I've always loved to read and write. I have fond memories of my Mom taking me to the Adriance Library to pick out books. She read to me every night and developed my love of books at a very young age. My imagination soared with my best friend Renee. When we weren't 'bee keeping' or spying on the neighbors and writing about it (shhh - don't tell!) we'd battle squids in her pool or escape bubbling lava around her deck. 

In college, I was an Education/French major and traveled to real places around the world - France, Germany, Italy and Switzerland. I was a DJ for my college radio station. My favorite show was the 'Saturday Night Sock Hop' where I played music from the 50s and 60s.   

Now I'm a children's book writer and French teacher. I'm blessed with a wonderful family - a husband who runs marathons and three terrific kids. I hate to admit it, but I once counted over 300 stuffed animals! If you've had the chance to read my first picture book, HOW WILL I EVER SLEEP IN THIS BED? then  you may have guessed that my kids' love of stuffed animals and bedtime routine were the inspiration for this story. In fact, all of my books were inspired by my children. My forthcoming book, BEEP! BEEP! SPECIAL DELIVERY absolutely reflects my son's love of trucks when he was a toddler! And PRECIOUS BABY was a work of love begun when my son was a newborn. HUGGLE WUGGLE, BEDTIME SNUGGLE is another bedtime book that begins with silly play, then soothingly ends in prayers and lights out. 

Fast forward a few years...

2014 family photo:

Me, my husband and three children.

Mardi Gras 2016

My Books

Precious Baby
(spring 2019 Beaming Books)

 

Beep! Beep!
Special Delivery

(spring 2019 Clear Fork Publishing)

 

Huggle Wuggle, Bedtime Snuggle  

( fall 2019 Beaming Books)


How Will I Ever Sleep in This Bed? (Sterling Publishing)

 

Hey! You're Eating My Homework        (Lee & Low)

 

Star of the Show

(Shenanigan Books)
 

Picnic on the Sidewalk
(Seedling Publications)

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