Adventures

Author Advice

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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Book Journey

Speak Up and Take Action Because Racism Doesn’t Sleep

I am so proud to be part of the latest freed downloadable Classroom Kit from Multicultural Children’s Book Day, Conversations, Books, and Kids:  Raising Awareness on Systemic Racism in America. I was asked to contribute my thoughts and wisdom on this topic and it was the perfect opportunity to share my life experiences with racism […]

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Booklist

Mindfulness Day is Coming! Let’s Read Some Books that Soothe the Soul

September 12 is officially Mindfulness Day! Created in 2011, Mindfulness Day’s intent was to raise awareness to the general public about the profound value and benefit of mindfulness and the goal continues to this day.  And after years of global uncertainty, pandemic, and civil unrest, finding ways to be more mindful is more important than […]

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General

2021 Purple Dragonfly Award Wins and a Truly Magical August

Hello Purple Dragonfly winners! Congratulations again on your awards! This message from Story Monsters Ink Editor-in-Chief, Cristy Bertini not only made my day, but it was also the kick-off for a series of wonderful victories, milestones, events, and experiences in August. Here is some of the “Little Magic” that Make A Way Media experienced in […]

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Author Advice

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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Booklist

Book Picks for National Happiness Happens Month

Happy Happiness Happens Month! National Happiness Happens Month was created in 2000, but the MAWM team doesn’t want to limit the celebration of happiness to only 30 days out of the year! We also feel that celebrating Happiness Month needs to start at home. This means being kinder to yourself and those around you. It’s […]

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