[section is_fullwidth=”” default_spacing=”yes” height=”auto” background_options=”{"background":"image","color":{"background_color":""},"image":{"background_image":{"type":"custom","custom":"789","predefined":"","data":{"icon":"http:\\/\\/faithfootprints.com\\/wp-content\\/uploads\\/2016\\/03\\/bg2.jpg","css":{"background-image":"url(\\"http:\\/\\/faithfootprints.com\\/wp-content\\/uploads\\/2016\\/03\\/bg2.jpg\\")"}}},"overlay_options":{"overlay":"no","yes":{"background":"rgba(0,0,0,0.55)"}}},"video":{"video":"","overlay_options":{"overlay":"no","yes":{"background":"rgba(0,0,0,0.55)"}}}}” class=”forcewhiteheader” auto_generated=”” first_in_builder=”1″ _array_keys=”{"background_options":"background_options"}” _made_with_builder=”true”][row][column width=”1_1″ default_padding=”” html_label=”” padding_top=”0″ padding_right=”0″ padding_bottom=”0″ padding_left=”0″ background_options=”{"background":"none","image":{"background_image":"","repeat":"no-repeat","bg_position_x":"","bg_position_y":"","bg_size":"","overlay_options":{"overlay":"no","yes":{"background":"rgba(0,0,0,0.55)"}}},"bgcolor":{"background_color":""}}” txtcolor=”” tablet=”” offset=”” class=”” _array_keys=”{"background_options":"background_options"}” _made_with_builder=”true”][special_heading title=”About Author” heading=”h2″ subtitle=”” spacing=”heading-spacing” color=”#284438″ class=”” _made_with_builder=”true”][/special_heading][/column][/row][row][column width=”1_3″ default_padding=”” html_label=”” padding_top=”0″ padding_right=”0″ padding_bottom=”0″ padding_left=”0″ background_options=”{"background":"none","image":{"background_image":"","repeat":"no-repeat","bg_position_x":"","bg_position_y":"","bg_size":"","overlay_options":{"overlay":"no","yes":{"background":"rgba(0,0,0,0.55)"}}},"bgcolor":{"background_color":""}}” txtcolor=”” tablet=”default-tablet” offset=”no-offset” class=”centerit” _array_keys=”{"background_options":"background_options"}” _made_with_builder=”true”][media_image image=”{"attachment_id":"793","url":"\\/\\/faithfootprints.com\\/wp-content\\/uploads\\/2016\\/03\\/mary-manz-simon.png"}” image_size=”{"select_size":"auto","custom":{"width":"","position":"fw-single-image-center"}}” link=”” target=”_self” _array_keys=”{"image":"image","image_size":"image_size"}” _made_with_builder=”true”][/media_image][/column][column width=”2_3″ default_padding=”” html_label=”” padding_top=”0″ padding_right=”0″ padding_bottom=”0″ padding_left=”0″ background_options=”{"background":"none","image":{"background_image":"","repeat":"no-repeat","bg_position_x":"","bg_position_y":"","bg_size":"","overlay_options":{"overlay":"no","yes":{"background":"rgba(0,0,0,0.55)"}}},"bgcolor":{"background_color":""}}” txtcolor=”” tablet=”default-tablet” offset=”no-offset” class=”centerit” _array_keys=”{"background_options":"background_options"}” _made_with_builder=”true”][heading title=”Mary Manz Simon” heading=”h2″ color=”” separator=”{"show_separator":"yes"}” class=”” _array_keys=”{"separator":"separator"}” _made_with_builder=”true”][/heading][text_block text=”<p>Mary Manz Simon, who earned a doctorate in education, is an award-winning author with more than 3 million books sold. A thought leader in the Christian children’s market, she has worked with entertainment entities, periodicals, and major publishers including Walden Media, Sony Home Entertainment, DreamWorks Animation, and American Girl. She and her husband, Hank, a Lutheran pastor, have been married for more than 40 years. They have three adult children and five grandsons.</p>” _made_with_builder=”true”][/text_block][/column][/row][/section]