ABOUT MEAs a Colorado woman I own and operate 3 successful businesses with over 200 employees nationwide. I have 4 children and 5 grandchildren. All of this, particularly my family, has provided stories that are sparked by real experiences and have a lesson packed inside for discussion. Every book is generously shared with organizations working with children as donations both in the USA and internationally. My passion is reading to and discussing books with children in schools and libraries.WHY I WRITE TO CHILDRENReading with a child seems to be one of the last remaining quiet times free from distraction throughout the day. I write to children to preserve this time. Children have extraordinary minds and ask amazing, thought-provoking questions. Spending time talking about a book gives them an opportunity to be heard.Ours is a time in history when we do and accomplish more than ever. We have social media and our phones constantly demanding our attention. Deep conversation then gets pushed aside or thought of as too sophisticated for our little ones. My experience has taught me quite the opposite. Reading a book gives us a few moments to listen to our children's voices and nothing else.Therefore, each book has a message that transcends the pages of that story. I strive to convey deeper meanings that give you and your child an opportunity to talk about the experiences of the characters and how they relate to real life. I try to write entertaining stories that open the door for deeper bonding in those quiet moments.Our world is busy and life gets in the way. Writing stories enjoyed by you and your children can hopefully help your world slow down for a few minutes a day. I like to think that I am helping families enjoy a special time together for I know how special the time was when I was young.
Steve is a pilot and freelance illustrator, and lives in Castle Rock, Colorado. Steve enjoys creating special times by reading to his two girls. He remembers Arnold and the special times they had together growing up.
With her birthday coming up, Jessica hopes that, just maybe, her present will be a real-live potbellied pig. Jessica can hardly wait for her party with Judy Moody and all their friends. But Judy Moody is acting like a pig-head, and Jessica UN-invites her from the party. To make matters worse, Jessica has snooped around the house and has found zero sign of a pig present. Could her birthday be any more of a disaster? Geared to newly independent readers, this story will have Judy Moody fans in pig heaven.