Marie Ann Foster was born in Kingston, Jamaica to Leslie and Vennette Foster. She is the fifth of nine children. She has three sons: Kenrick, Khalil, and Keneil. She is currently pursuing a degree in Journalism. It wasn't her dream to become an author, until she became a mother. She enjoys reading to her children at bedtime. She gets really involved in storytelling by changing her voice and making facial expressions to convey the meaning of the story. Eventually, she made up her own stories to teach her children about their counting and their body parts. From this expression of love, the idea to write a book was born.