About the Author

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. There is no law against these things!”
-Galatians 5:22-23

“Do children understand how God, through His Spirit, can guide and help them to be loving, joyful, peaceful, patient, kind, good, faithful, gentle, and self-controlled? My hope is to show a glimpse of a mighty God who loves us greatly and gently shapes our character.”

Yira Jones is the creator and author of the Fruity Friends books series. She is married to her husband, Marlon, of 18 years and mom to her three angels on earth, Jase, Anaya, and Zailey.

She was inspired to create this collection after a year-long bible study she attended, which focused on the Fruit of the Spirit. One day, while simply watching TV, God unusually impressed it upon her heart to write children’s books. He nudged her, gently but clearly, in such a way that she couldn’t help, but pray and ask for confirmation about what she felt she had heard. Pretty soon the ideas and concept began to flood her mind and thus….Fruity Friends was born!

With a Business degree from the University of Southern California and a corporate sales person turned full-time Mommy, Yira never imagined that she would be traveling down this road, as a writer. She always dreamed of owning her own business, but hadn’t quite found her calling. Now, she can safely say that she has. God had a plan! She is loving the adventure, while amazed and humbled at His creativity working through her. Yira’s biggest aspiration is to not only share God’s word and love, but to bless and bring hope to children and caregivers all around the world through it. Enjoy!

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