Adventures

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Never Stop Blooming

“Sitting next to you, I feel so unaccomplished.” Those were the words from a beautiful 40-something woman as she sat next to me at the professional photoshoot promoting my 2021 Kayla: A Modern-Day Princess 5-book series. Her eyes were sad and she looked a little defeated at that moment. She went on to share that […]

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There is a book inside all of us

I was chatting with an author friend the other day and we both lamenting on how our passion for writing books has led to an unfortunate side effect. That dedication to our work (which includes sitting on our bums all day) has resulted in an increase in the size of our jeans! It reminded me […]

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The Love That I Feel When I See These Things

The feelings I have. They are hard to explain. Trying to express the pride I have after writing a series about a little kickbutt brown girl who never lets anything get in the way of her dreams is hard. The words roll around in my heart and mind, but struggle to move past my lips. […]

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Tools to Help Kids Cope and Self-Regulate

Now, more than ever, adults need to be mindful of anything they can do that will help kids cope and self-regulate. As adults, we can’t always be with the kids we love to help them navigate this wild ride known as life. As we get consumed by our day-to-day routines, we lose sight of the […]

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The Power of Making Connections in Unlikely Places

Life is about connections. Even more so if you are an entrepreneur. My entire entrepreneurial career has been blessed by unexpected and unlikely connections. But, to know where you are going, you have to have a clear vision of how to get there. Sometimes, you can navigate this path to success alone, but I wouldn’t […]

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On #OwnVoices

I’ve been blessed, as well as called, to produce vibrant and diverse children’s books from an #OWNVOICES perspective since 2014. Only recently, however, did it come to my attention that not everyone is on the same page about what #OWNVOICES means. According to School Library Journal, #OwnVoices means a book written by a marginalized community member […]

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