Who says you can't have more than one career? After many years of working as a Registered Nurse, I am finally getting to live my life-long dream of being a writer. I love writing, I love children, and I love my family, so what better way to start than writing a children's picture book that was inspired by my own children? "The Giggle Box" was published in 2014 and I personally love it. Beautifully illustrated, it's a story of two little boys, a colorful fairy, friendship, sharing, and the value of laughter. It is available on Amazon.com and online bookstores and retailers for $9.99 or can be purchased directly from this site at the discounted price of $8.50.
The goal of my books is to promote strength, wisdom, kindness, laughter, and a desire to help others in this fast paced, stressful world. You won't see a lot of yelling, controversy, or anger in my books. Children see enough of that as it is. I want kids to be allowed to be kids while they read my books, to have fun, to imagine, and to learn how to be better people as a bonus.
My upcoming book, "The Town of Alpaca" is about embracing diversity and overcoming adversity by working together to the benefit of everyone. It is about friendship, acceptance, understanding, and the value of hard work. Stay tuned for its release date!
I love this heading of "Community", because it's where I derive my creativity. I am a wife, Mom of 4 humans and 1 dog, Mimi of 5, a nurse, a writer, and even a real estate agent. My books and my blog posts are inspired by family, friends, nature, and things I observe or hear around me that either make me happy or sad. The world is not perfect, but we can make our own worlds better by looking for the beauty in everything around us. Even though clouds or fog may obscure it at times, it's there. We must open our eyes and ears to see and hear what's ours for the taking.
Although my journey is in its infancy, or maybe toddler hood, I invite you to join me from this time on in my quest to make children laugh, learn, and love through my words. The links below will detail where I can be found besides here. Not all are active yet, but I'm working on it!