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.