"A lifelong writer, Mickie's love for storytelling started in elementary school and followed her into adulthood and motherhood. She has always taken great pleasure in the joy and sense of pride that children experience when they conquer milestones. By documenting her own son's childhood accomplishments, she managed to capture some of the highs and lows that children go through as they attempt to achieve many of their "firsts." As many children share similar struggles, Mickie wrote Matty and Mommy's Little Noise to show readers that, with practice, effort, and
determination, they can overcome any obstacle. Mickie lives with her husband Brian. She has one child, Matthew, and two grandchildren, Dominic and Makylie."