Hello and welcome, I'm glad you're here! From the age of 7 or 8, I had an idea that I was meant to travel the world, meet my brothers and sisters and spread the message of love. I'd walk miles around my town singing Love Is In the Air. What I didn't know, was that life would present me with a series of challenges, preparing me to fulfill on this mission, including losing all my hair at age 11 to a condition called Alopecia Areata. This is how I learned our biggest challenges can become our biggest gifts! I also gained an angel one night in a car accident my best friend and I were in together. Donna is an angel by my side who reminds me to "Keep Shining!" You know that's how I sign all my books if you've got a signed copy.

I believe we're all born with an innate genius and that a child's natural, creative ability develops best when they experience the power of love, acceptance and appreciation. My intention, through my books and talks, is to nurture this genius, helping to expand what we believe possible for our children and ourselves. For me, the beauty of writing children’s books is that not only do I reach our youth, but also the parents, grandparents, teachers, preachers, aunts and uncles; my message is meant for everyone! I feel blessed that my books are read at bedtime, shared in classrooms and churches, given as gifts, available in great stores and galleries across the world! I love the trend for baby showers to bring a book to start the child's library versus a card and am grateful that I Love You More has become a real favorite to welcome new babies into the world.

Here you'll find out what inspired me to become a children's author, as well as more about my books, the New York Times Bestseller, I Love You More and my newest, You Are a Gift to the World. There's a description of my inspirational talks and school programs, which I present to "3-103 year olds" across the country and world. You'll also find dates and locations of where I'll be visiting and signing books, as well as highlight pictures and videos from my nationwide tours and MORE!

And...I am thrilled to announce that we have been working tirelessly to bring you my third book, I'll Hug You More. It's a perfect companion to I Love You More and will hit shelves in January 2017. I can barely wait! I couldn't be happier with the text and illustrations and can't wait to share it with all of you! I update most frequently on Facebook--I'd love for you to follow my adventures there!

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Keep Shining!
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