Adventures

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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General

5 Things Every Child Needs to See, Hear, Touch, Smell, and Taste Every Day

It’s tough being a kid. Many of us think that we’d love to go back to the time in our lives when play was at the center of everything we did. But in reality, being a child is a time filled with just trying to figure out how to, and who to, be. As the […]

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Book Journey

The “ah-ha! moment” that inspired the diverse picture book, Love Is…

It seems that all/most authors have an “ah-ha!” moment that coincides with the inspiration for a book. As I look back at my diverse children’s book publishing journey at my very first book, Love Is…, that specific “ah-ha moment” still brings a smile to my face. Love Is…was my very first published book, so it […]

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Author Advice

Traditional or Self Published? Why I chose to form my own Publishing Company

I often get asked why I chose to form my own publishing company. I really wanted to go with a traditional publisher honestly, but after so much time waiting on my end to write a book… then starting that whole process of researching how to find a publisher… then their whole end of waiting to […]

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Author Advice

Finding my Blogging “Why” {and how you can too}

A couple of years ago I started blogging. I had formed my own company, Make A Way Media. I had written and self-published a few children’s books. I had a website and a platform and everyone, everyone, told me I needed to start blogging. So I did. But the issue was, I didn’t really have […]

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