STAY WITH ME The inevitable cycles of life can be difficult to explain to young ones, but nationally recognized artist, Helen Jean Smith, and her friend, E. A. Coe, collaborate in a heart-warming tale addressing the subject gently and positively. The special bond between grandchildren and grandparents is important, leaving lessons, and memories, and love that last forever.
HELEN JEAN SMITH is a nationally recognized artist, known for her village-style portraits. She was born in Canada and educated at Queens University in Kingston, Ontario. After marrying a United States Marine Corps Officer, she became a United States citizen, and now lives in Shenandoah County, Virginia.
E.A. COE is F. Coe Sherrard, a former Unites States Naval Aviator and career businessman, who is retired and lives in Edinburg, Virginia. A graduate of Western Maryland College (now called McDaniel College), and married to Jean since 1971, Coe has three children and five grandchildren.
Friends in their small mountain community west of the nation’s capital, Helen Jean and Coe collaborated on STAY WITH ME, their first illustrated children’s book.