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Just over a year ago I fulfilled a life-long dream of becoming a picture book author when Cardinal Rule Press published THIS COULD BE YOU. I, of course, wrote this...
“Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt” -John Muir Travel with me in your mind for a moment as we walk...
Gotcha! There’s nothing more exciting than being caught reading your favorite book. To be asked what you’re reading is one of the most magical feelings; your eyes light up, your...
Dinah and Chloe, the two sisters in Hide and Shh! A Not-So-Sneaky Sibling Story About Inclusion, have been out in the world for two months now. I’ve been lucky enough...
The summer 2023 release of our new book It’ll Be Irie, by Donn Swaby, is fast approaching. It tells the story of a young boy named Raymond who moves from...
Navigating difficult situations involving feelings as a child can be very scary. Being nervous or anxious as an adult can oftentimes seem like part of our daily routine when we...
Everyone loves to win, and no one likes to lose but both are part of life. How we deal with winning and losing is what matters. This is a core...
June is National Family Month and family is certainly worth celebrating! As the school year winds down and we enjoy longer days, it is time to focus on the most...
If you’re a planner like me, then odds are you like to approach your creative projects with a firm idea of where you’re going and what steps you need to...
As a child, I always begged my parents for just one more bedtime story, never wanting to go to sleep. The magic of children's books transported me to such wonderful...
Growing up, I was obsessed with listening to stories about my relatives. Every time I would visit my grandparents, I’d find myself immersed in the world they grew up in...
We all can think back to our birthdays as children and how they were such magical days. Going to school in our best outfit and being met with birthday wishes...
My Cardinal Rule Press book, Kindness is a Kite String, ends with this hopeful message: “Kindness is contagious. When you catch it, pass it on!” In the two years since...
It's funny how writers don't always see themselves in their books. Recently, I was scrolling through a lineup of authors for an event where the site featured their book...