Sally A. Scheckel
Q.T. Patootie by Sally A. Scheckel   
Q.T. Patootie is an easy rhyming story about a little girl who
wishes she had a normal name like everyone else. It’s the
first day of kindergarten and Q.T. is not only scared, she’s
terrified. Two years earlier, while playing on the playground,
she was teased about her name and has been
embarrassed by it ever since. But now she has a plan. She
has decided she will only go by her initials. She thinks her
problems are solved until she walks into the classroom
and sees the sign on her desk. In giant letters for everyone
to see is her name. What will she do?
Sally Scheckel  grew up in a small town in southern Minnesota. By the time she
was nine years old, she and her family moved to a farm a few miles outside of
town. It’s there that she and her three brothers learned from their parents a great
work ethic and the importance of being a family. During her spare time, Sally
always enjoyed drawing, sketching and painting. She had no idea she'd someday
put her passion of drawing to good use in illustrating and writing a children’s

For the past 19 years, Sally has been employed by Mayo Clinic, with the last six
years spent in the Cancer Center working with primarily leukemia and lymphoma
patients.  She’s been happily married for 16 years and is proud mother to Zachary
age 15, and  Jessica age 12. When she’s not busy cheering on her kids at their
various sporting events, she enjoys spending time with friends and family and
loves entertaining and also interior decorating.

Ever since her kids were very young, reading stories to them, especially at
bedtime quickly became a family tradition. It was then when Sally realized a real
desire in becoming an author and illustrator of a children’s book.  She's always
enjoyed reading stories told in verse, so with the support of her husband and
kids, she began writing Q.T. Patootie. It’s a story she hopes young and the young
at heart will enjoy over and over again.