Kasey Crawford Kellem is the author of Believe and the creator of Mind Over Matter Books. She has been a high school
guidance counselor in Parma, Ohio for the past 12 years. Prior to that she
taught special education in an Olmsted Falls elementary school and at Brooklyn
Middle School where she was also a guidance counselor.
She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education (Special Ed/Elementary
Ed), a Masters in Education (Special Ed) and an Educational Specialist Degree
She specialized in researching what makes children resilient while pursuing her
ED.S. degree. Still having the interest and drive to help children
become resilient, she decided to write childrens' books, which would also serve
as motivational decorations for their bedroom or playroom. The books, which are
aimed for pre-schoolers, are titled: Believe; Laugh; Relax; Love; and, Dream.
Through much deliberation, Kasey came up with the name for these books: Mind
Over Matter (M.O.M.). This title certainly describes the books and the ability
to be resilient. Also, the acronym, M.O.M. brings her late mother into
the making. Kasey's mother is her inspiration and the reason she is resilient.