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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Book Journey

Bold Girls Will Rule the World

I am so blessed to be surrounded by strong female role models in my life. Some are my elders who are full of wisdom and experience. Some are preteens who know what they want and fearlessly forge their own path to success. One of these Bold Girls is my beautiful and feisty niece. I can’t […]

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General

Please Be Kind to Waitstaff. They are Doing the Best They Can Right Now.

“One restaurant in Massachusetts even closed for a ‘Day of Kindness’ after angry customers drove servers to tears.”~NPR image source: NPR’s article Low Pay, No Benefits, Rude Customers: Restaurant Workers Quit At Record Rate. I read every word of this article. It reminded me of a recent incident we witnessed while dining out. A man […]

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Author Advice

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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