Hamburg author, Delois Billings Pippen, has published an inspirational book for children.

Make Every Day Count! has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co. Inc., according to a news release.

Pippen has a Bachelor of Science degree in home economics from Arkansas AM&N College (now known the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff,) and a master’s degree in early childhood education from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

She retired after teaching for 36 years in Hamburg Elementary Public Schools. She has also served in many capacities in the Baptist and Methodist churches.

Pippen is the author of two other books: The Manager Who Became a Superstar (1994), the story of Scottie Pippen, an NBA player; and also The Right Career: A Dictionary, Exploring over 700 Career Jobs and Occupations around the World for Young Readers (2007).

The author was raised near Strong. She and her husband, Billie, live in Hamburg. She has three adult children: Patrick, Cedric, and LaTonya; and a granddaughter, Miranda, who encouraged her to write this book, along with her son, Patrick.