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.
Rio Takes a Bath is about Ingrid’s pet macaw that despises taking baths. Every time she sets up the tub he starts making a fuss and trying to get away.
This is a simple book that relates to children not wanting to take baths and enables parents to relate to their child on the importance of staying clean and bathing. On average, birds love to take baths, but not Rio; he will run and scream at the very sound of running water.
Look for more from this author and the adventures of Rio the macaw.
book will help children bounce back after losing a person or a pet whom they have bonded with and equip them with the capability to understand, process, and overcome tragedy and despair in their developing minds and emotions.
This book is a valuable teaching aid that every child and adult should buy and read. There are pages included for making notes or producing drawings as you explore your feelings about your loss. Group discussions are encouraged to talk about the main character, Zed, the fish, and the life he lived which led to his outcome.
He turned and started walking up the hill,
hoping and wishing in the back of his head
that the lonely little fi sh was not really dead. Then he stopped, and turned, and looked at the other side of the riverbank near the bend...