About Toya

A former Middle School Language Arts Teacher, Toya Wilson, has always loved the written word.  Growing up, she spent hours reading through the closet full of books supplied by her grandmother.  Penning her own short stories followed.  Deciding between a teaching career and a writing career was mostly emotional but eventually lead to the writing of her first children's book, The Old Lady in the Shoe. After spending three years as an adult in Middle School, she decided writing was the avenue to share her love of reading and writing with children.  Toya lives in Detroit, Michigan, works in administration and continues to write in her free time.  She is currently working on a middle grade mystery series and her next children's rhyming story.