Marlene Peterson is thoroughly enjoying being a grandma after having raised eight daughters and one son with her husband, Brent. Marlene is the founder and president of Libraries of Hope, which is bringing many of the forgotten old treasures of children's literature back into print. She has also compiled a manual for beginning storytellers entitled Restoring the Art of Storytelling in the Home. Marlene graduated from BYU in Child Development and Family Relations. The Petersons reside in Appomattox, Virginia, blissfully surrounded by the stories of history.