Marsha Hayles

Marsha Hayles is the author of numerous picture books, including Bunion Burt, Beach Play, Pet of a Pet, The Feathered Crown, Pajamas Anytime, and He Saves the Day.  She lives in Rochester, New York with her family.  Visit Marsha's website at marshahayles.com.

Books by this Author

Ouch! Burt's feet hurt! Granny Gert and Cousin Kurt and Old Doc Smurt and Sister Vert try everything they can think of to help Burt feel better. But nothing works! Is there anything that will cure Burt's achin' feet? Marsha Hayle's laugh-out-loud rhymes and Jack E. Davis's wacky pictures will have kids cheering for Burt right up until the surprise ending.

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Listen to your heart and live your dreams.

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Put me by a lake where I could swim or fish, take walks or just sit in a comfy spot to read and write.

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. I share a birthday and an interest in medicine with Elizabeth Blackwell, the first female doctor in the United States.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Heights! I won't be climbing any mountains soon.

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. I am not a tidy person so my desk is always a mess.

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