J.R. LaMar is a 26 year old American children’s poet who lives in Coos Bay, Oregon
with his wife Chelsea and their three girls Arya, Chloe, and Hazel. He is a stay at home
father and a full-time student with the hopes of becoming a teacher. His wife Chelsea
works with disadvantaged children and together with J.R., they are co-leaders of their church youth group. Falling in love with children’s poetry at a young age by reading the works
of Jack Prelutsky and Shel Silverstein, he hopes that his children will one day find the
same joy reading his work as he did the others. They thank God each day for the
opportunities they’ve been given.