Meet the Author

Photo of Proper Penguin Author Cindy Grosso- Charleston School of Etiquette

Cynthia R. Grosso

Cynthia R. Grosso is a national etiquette expert. She has been a speaker, teacher and consultant in this arena for more than 15 years. She is the founder of the Charleston School of Protocol and Etiquette, Inc. ®

In addition to being an award winning speaker and a business columnist, Ms. Grosso has appeared as an etiquette expert on many television shows and is quoted in many national publications.  She is the host of the radio show Your Manners Matter.

Ms. Grosso is the author of the Professional Savvy Series, an on-line learning program for Professional Table Manners that is the only one of its kind in the world.  This program won the bronze medal in the world for excellence in E-learning.

She is the author of The Proper Penguin – The Story of B Polite children’s story book  and Your Manners Matter – National Civility Program. This is an 18 lesson online program for elementary age children.

She is an award winning adjunct professor of business etiquette and protocol at several universities and the author of the book Code of Distinction – Reflecting your Personal Brand with Excellence written for college students and young professionals.

Ms. Grosso is dedicated to helping people reflect their personal brand with excellence on their “Journey of Civility.”  This journey begins at an early age and builds a foundation of polish that insures success in a global market.

Cynthia and her husband, Jamie Jordan, live in Charleston, South Carolina.

For more information please visit:

Charleston School of Protocol and Etiquette, Inc.
P.O. Box 41113 • Charleston, SC 29423 •
FAX: (843) 207-1024 •  Telephone: (843) 207-1025

Meet the Editor and Song Writer

James B. Waring

Jimmy is from a family of talented writers, as both parents wrote columns for news papers and his great grand father was the honorary Poet Laureate of South Carolina.  He claims this is where his natural ability to rhyme originated.

He writes, composes, plays and sings his own music.  He has written many songs and jingles.  One of Jimmy’s passions is writing and singing Christian music with the St. Paul’s Worship Team at his local church.

He is a graduate of Charleston Southern University with a degree in Marketing and English.

Married to Lisa Waring, he still resides in Summerville, SC where he was born and raised.  They have two grown children, two Springer Spaniels and one equally spoiled cat.


Meet the Illustrator

Kevin Scott Collier

I’m Kevin Collier. I welcome you to beautiful Grand Haven, Michigan, a quaint port city along the Lake Michigan shoreline where my wife, Kristen, and I make our home.

I am an author of many books, illustrator of over 150 children’s picture books and also engage in video editing and production work. Nearly 100 of my entertainment videos appear on several streaming TV channels and online.

Born April 27, 1957, I grew up in Muskegon, Michigan with an early interest in illustration and storytelling. At age 13 I wrote and illustrated comic books, which I sold to neighborhood children, and later published several offset print comic books. I also created comic strips for several West Michigan newspapers while working as artist/designer for our hometown newspaper from 1981 to 2015.

In 2004, I became a published author with my first book “,” a Christian tale of a boy who exchanged emails with an angel. I have written many genres of books including adventure, history, and the motion picture industry. I also author a series of animation books for Cartoon Research, and am a member of the Spring Lake Winsor McCay Park committee.

I am a person of faith, I trust in my Father for all things and appreciate everyone He has sent my way who have beneficially influenced my life. Special thanks to my beautiful wife, for her daily encouragement. I adore her more every day.