Adventures

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The birth of the Louisville Book Festival 2020

They say it “takes a village” when it comes to raising kids and I couldn’t agree more. I also think this philosophy rings true when it comes to promoting a love of literacy with the next generation. Getting books into the hands of young readers is among the dozens of reasons why I founded The […]

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Book Journey

A Love of Christmas Inspires a Much-Needed Picture Book

My family LOVES Christmas. We are very blessed. We have Christmas trees with different themes in different areas of our home. I have a Candy Land tree and trains and a little village- the whole deal. I love it all. Mostly I love all of the feelings associated with Christmas. I love it even more […]

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Book Journey

When Love is Spelled T-I-M-E | My Dad’s Job

It was Toni Morrison who said, “If there’s a book you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” That quote perfectly sums up the reason I wrote the diverse picture book, My Dad’s Job, in 2016. My Dad’s Job shares a powerful message about the value of parenting […]

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Book Journey

If A Caterpillar Can Fly, Why Can’t I? | Why Journaling is a Great Tool for Kids 

If A Caterpillar Can Fly, Why Can’t I? is a very special book. ALL of my books are *special*…but this one holds a very special place in my heart. When I created If A Caterpillar Can Fly, Why Can’t I?, I knew I wanted the end result to be something to be 50% coloring book, […]

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Book Journey

Sun, Sand, and Mindfulness | My Trip to the Beach

Just like adults, children can have bad days too. The good news is that, just like adults, children can better cope with stress by learning and practicing mindfulness. That in itself is one of the many reasons I wrote the diverse picture book, My Trip to the Beach, in 2015. Simply put, I just really […]

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Author Advice

Creating Characters that Steal Reader’s Hearts

During my author journey I’ve learned many things. I’ve learned how important it is for kids to see characters in books who look like them and who have similar stories and journeys. Growing up, I didn’t have the luxury of seeing role models who looked like me in the books that I read. Some of […]

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