Ralph Moody (1898-1982) took up writing at the age of fifty with his literary debut, Little Britches, and even though he didn’t consider himself an author, Moody went on to write a total of 17 books. Comprised of eight volumes, the Little Britches series contains his family’s adventures. In spite of having only a formal eighth grade education, he believed in lifelong learning and became a capable businessman, consultant and lecturer. Throughout his life, Moody lived from coast to coast and along with his wife, Edna, raised three children. His mother, Mary Emma, lived to the ripe old age of 102, passing away in 1974. Moody lived with his younger sister in Massachusetts, after his wife’s death.