About the Author
Martin "Marty" Jequinto is a Social Work Supervisor for the City and County of San Francisco. He has worked at the Child Protection Center unit for for over 25 years and has worked with thousands of minors entering the foster care system.
Marty is a father of 2 beautiful young ladies, Megan and Madison. Marty would create bedtime stories for his daughters and their cousins when they were young and the story of the 4 kids and the Rainbow was born out of these bedtime stories.
Marty was born in Roxas City, Capiz in the Philippines and he and his family emigrated to the San Francisco when he was only 2 years old. At an early age, Marty was fascinated by stories that his father and grandfather told him about the Duwendes or "Elves" in the Philippines and he often retold these stories to his younger siblings Paul and Elizabeth under their made up blanket tents in their living room.
Marty grew up and went to public school in San Francisco and often created fantastic made up adventures with his childhood friend AL. Marty went to Balboa High School and then attended U.C. Berkeley where he received a Bachelors of Arts in Social Welfare.
Marty worked for special needs adults in community-based work programs in San Francisco and then Sacramento, worked for the SFO Airport Police, then as a Social Worker for the San Francisco Human Services Agency where he has been a Social Worker and then Supervisor.
Working with Foster Children has given Marty a certain perspective on the issues that children entering the foster care system have to face. The trauma that foster children go through is an on-going situation. Through the support of Social Workers, professionals, caring Foster Care providers and a network of family and community can foster children find the fairness and love that they all deserve.
Marty decided to finally realize his dream of publishing a children's book after telling the same bedtime story he told to his daughters and their cousins to a foster kid name Harry who was having trouble sleeping one night. Harry was enthralled with the story and fell asleep. The next night Harry told Marty the story almost verbatim! This convinced Marty that he needed to share this story and incorporate elements of his profession into the story to give it relevance for foster kids. Thus, Marty put the pen to paper and together with his talented illustrator Natsuhisui whom he found on fiverr.com, created Fostering Magic!
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Consider "Fostering Magic" by becoming a Foster Parent. To learn more, please visit your local Human/Social Service Agency's website.
Jacob, Megan, Jaden and Madison