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The In The Nick of Time iReads Book Tour has BEGUN!

October is half over already…where does the time go?! To say life as been busy lately is putting it mildly.  My first-ever virtual book celebration, Louisville Book Festival, is coming together beautifully and I continue to be blown away by the level of talent and thought leaders who will be joining us via Zoom on […]

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Make A Way

100 Simple Ways to Be Kind

Now more than ever, the human race needs to really work on…and really be mindful of… what is needed to practice KINDNESS. Kindness is not a new or novel word. But at a time when our planet seems to be in constant turmoil, I feel all of us need to go the extra mile in […]

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Author Advice

Raising Resilient Girls: Kayla: A Modern-Day Princess

A couple of years ago, I wrote a beautiful book called Kayla: A Modern-Day Princess. This diverse picture book was inspired by the life of my daughter Kayla Pecchioni. It is not her real-life story, but it sure was fun watching her grow up. I am so proud of her and how she weathered storms throughout […]

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Louisville Book Festival

The Importance of Literacy and why It Pays to Read

Based on research, more than 65% of students cannot read at a proficient level by 4th grade and are projected to end up in jail or on welfare. Did you also know that over 70% of America’s inmates cannot read above a 4th-grade level? Here are five more literacy facts you may not be aware […]

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Author Advice

An International Day of PEACE & a special diverse picture book

On September 21st, we will recognize the International Day of Peace, also referred to as Peace Day. Peace Day was started in 1981 by a unanimous United Nations resolution as a standard date for all of us across the planet to reflect and recommit to peace above all differences. I like that statement: peace above all differences. Wouldn’t that […]

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Make A Way

Amplifying Multicultural Author Voices: Multicultural Children’s Book Day

It started with a genuine question from a non-profit that shares a passion for diversity and reading just like Make A Way Media. Multicultural Children’s Book Day (MCBD) is an organization that I’ve had the pleasure of working with when I became their first-ever Super Platinum Sponsor. In case you are unfamiliar with this children’s […]

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