Local author Beth Ann Scullin-Oliphant recently published her first children’s book. “Briton’s Beach Adventures: Dolphins Surprise,” the first in a series, launched March 3 on Amazon.com. The colorful, interactive book is designed for children from birth to beginner reader.

Inspired by her oldest son’s adventures at the seashore, Scullin-Oliphant transformed her verbal stories and put pen to paper creating the concept of the book series. “Dolphins Surprise” is a story of Briton’s first encounter with dolphins. The books to follow in the series further explore Briton’s personal experiences and the creatures he discovers.

“It has always been a goal of mine to be a published author. To say I have accomplished this because of my oldest son makes it that much more rewarding and special,” Scullin-Oliphant said.

“Briton’s Beach Adventures: Dolphins Surprise” is available for purchase on Amazon.com. Scullin-Oliphant can be contacted at @britonsbeachadventures on Facebook and Instagram for books, signings and readings.

A native of Philadelphia, Scullin-Oliphant grew up spending her summers at the shore. Her parents would say she was born with sand in her toes. At Egg Harbor Township High School, in New Jersey, a teacher strongly encouraged and supported her writing ambitions. She continued onto college at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, graduating with a degree in journalism.

Following graduation, she moved to Delaware and got married. Her first son Briton was born the day she was to walk for her master’s degree at Wilmington University. He is the original inspiration behind the book series. “Briton’s curiosity and eagerness to learn is a joy to watch and contagious. Trailing in his sandy footprints are his younger siblings Amelia and Judah.”