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 August:

Kayla: A Modern-Day Princess–These Shoes Are Made For Dancing (Book 4) published!

Our Purple Dragonfly Award Wins!

Kayla: A Modern-Day Princess — Dishes, Dancing, and Dreams (Family Matters category winner),  Kayla: A Modern-Day Princess — Tough as Tulle (Cultural Diversity and School Issues category winners), and In the Nick of Time (Holiday, Book Trailer, Charity and Making A Difference category winners) are now all officially award-winning titles!

We won in these categories:
• Picture books for ages 6 and up
• Holiday
• Book Trailer
• Charity and Making A Difference
• Cultural Diversity
• Family Matters
• and School Issues

My Baby Made it to Broadway!

A Princess Inspired Photoshoot That Made our Hearts Swell with Pride:

A Chance to Honor ME!

New York Bound!

I made a truly memorable trip to New York to work with scriptwriters for the Broadway (hopefully) musical performance version of Kayla: A Modern-Day Princess.

As the calendar flips to September, I can promise everyone we have more amazing projects in the works. I can’t wait to see what happens next!

More About The Kayla Series:

Kayla: A Modern-Day Princess Series Book One is HERE!

Kayla: A Modern-Day Princess: is a heartwarming story about family, role models, dreams, and discovering a determination for growth. This five-part diverse picture book series shines the spotlight on a little brown girl who loves musical theatre and never lets anything get in the way of her dreams. It seems that everyone else has an idea for who she should be, but in the end, she discovers that she is the one who gets to decide.

Grab your copy of Kayla: A Modern-Day Princess (Book One) in the Make A Way Media Bookstore or on Amazon in paperback form or for Kindle.

GO HERE to order your copy of Kayla: A Modern-Day Princess: Dishes, Dancing, and Dreams (Book Two in the Kayla: Modern-Day Princess series).  

Available on Amazon and Kindle.

Kayla: A Modern-Day Princess: Tough as Tulle is available! Order your copy HERE.

Kayla: A Modern-Day Princess: These Shoes Are Made For Dancing is available in Paperback and eBook form !

Kayla: A Modern-Day Princess: These Shoes Are Made For Dancing

Kayla: A Modern-Day Princess: A Little Magic will be available in October of 2021!  

All Kayla: A Modern-Day Princess books are FREE on Kindle Unlimited! Download today!

About Deedee Cummings

As a therapist, attorney, author, and CEO of Make A Way Media, Deedee Cummings has a passion for making the world a better place. All ten of Cummings’ diverse picture, poetry, and workbooks for kids reflect her professional knowledge and love of life. Colorful and vibrant, her children’s books are not only fun for kids and adults to read, they also work to teach coping skills, reinforce the universal message of love, encourage mindfulness, and facilitate inclusion for all. Cummings has spent more than two decades working within the family therapy and support field and much of her writing shares her experiences of working with kids in therapeutic foster care. As a result, her catalogs of published books for kids are filled with positive, hopeful messages. Using therapeutic techniques in her stories to teach coping skills, Cummings also strives to lessen the stigma that some people feel when it comes to receiving mental health assistance.
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