Erin Callaway has been a Kids’ Bereavement Support Volunteer since 2002 and is Certified in Thanatology: Death, Dying, and Bereavement by the Association of Death Education and Counseling. She lives in central Maine where she has served as a bereavement facilitator for kids and adults at several grief support programs around the state. On April 22, 2010, Maine’s Governor John Baldacci presented Erin with an Exemplary Service Volunteer of the Year Award for her work. In addition, Erin provides bereavement guidance and education through her private practice KaKaw’in Consulting. Pencils is the first book by this author and artist, whose pastel artwork, Sea Wolf, was recently selected by the Harlow Gallery for its group show, Play.