About the Author (and Beans!)

About the Author

Since she was young, Melissa Heye has always felt for children and the emotions they experience through childhood. Her compassion has led her to a professionally and personally fulfilling career in Behavioral Therapy and eventually, in military family life counseling (MFLC), allowing her to combine her love for working with children and her passion for traveling to help families. She is now living in Lanikai, Hawai’i, where she helps families and children navigate the unique challenges of military life. The warmth of Hawaiian culture and the Aloha spirit of the islands provides the perfect backdrop for interacting and building rapport with children.

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About Beans the Bichon

Beans is a Bichon Frise who loves to play with his red ball, snuggle with his mama, and hang out with his friends. Beans' bravery and upbeat attitude in the face of the unfamiliar has not only earned him his own book series but also makes him a relatable hero for young children. 

In his younger days, Beans was quite the adventurer, hence the inspiration for the Fearless Beans series! However, he is currently enjoying his retirement years in Mesa Arizona under the care of Paul Heye.

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