NEWPORT, R.I. - Julie (Higginbotham) Ray, a 1990 elementary education graduate of Salve Regina, has authored a new children’s book, “Tea for Honey.”
The book, written under Ray’s penname, Fanny Fernhouse, was published by Dorrance Publishing Co. Inc.
“Tea for Honey” tells the story of a bear who had everything she could ever want – a warm house to live in, plenty of berries to keep her tummy full, and all the sweet honey she could possibly eat. So why is Honey the grizzly bear so miserable? All this lovable bear wants is to have a friend, but when you're a huge bear, that is not so easy.
All the animals in the forest are afraid of her sharp teeth and giant claws. Every morning when Honey says her prayers, she asks God to give her one special friend with whom to share her time. With persistent prayer and Honey's warm and loving heart, the animals in Green Pine Woods learn a valuable lesson about the deceptiveness of appearances.
Ray is a native Rhode Islander who now lives in North Carolina with her husband and two sons.
After graduating from Salve Regina, she taught for eight years. Since then she has started a book club and volunteers at a local pregnancy center and hospital. Her other activities include reading, listening to music, and playing with her children and her dogs.