I keep reading and hearing about people wanting to create more kindness, empathy, and understanding of others in their communities. Each time I am reminded of why I wrote Princess Shayna’s Invisible Visible Gift in 1997. I wrote my “Community Parable”  because children rarely are offered opportunities to identify their own personality traits and talents.…

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For centuries, all over the world, children have grown up listening to or reading fairy tales. These magical, engaging, and imaginary tales teach children and adults meaningful, relevant, and significant life lessons, which help them develop their self-image and how relate to other people, be honest, kind, strong, smart, and understanding of individuals who are…

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Last Saturday, on February 2nd, my children Brain Color Fairy Tale celebrated her 22nd birthday. The first edition of Princess Shayna’s Invisible Visible Gift  was published in 1997 and the 2nd edition was published in 2011. Princes Shayna is the fairy tale version of What Color Is Your Brain?. 10% of the royalties from Shayna’s Invisible…

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Last Friday, I enjoyed a color-filled Princess Shayna Author Visit with a group of 3rd graders, who read my Brain Color fairy tale this past semester for their enrichment program. My friend Laura Newcomer, who is an  Instructional Coach, and her colleague Kim Miller, who is the Information Literacy & Enrichment Teacher, arranged a grand…

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There can be a little “evil” in all of us when our Brain Colors become “shadowed” and we feel as if we are living a Forest of Fear. The character to the left is Meevillain, the Princess of the Forest of Fear in my family fairy tale, Princess Shayna’s Invisible Visible Gift, which is the children’s…

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Last Friday, January 24th, I enjoyed my 3rd Author School Visit to the Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Elementary School in Buffalo Grove, Illinois. I was looking forward to working Laura Newcomer’s 5th grade Skills Block (Enrichment) class because they have read the first third of my children’s Princess Shayna’s Invisible Visible Gift for their novel/book study…

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This past week, I enjoyed my 2nd Author School Visit to the Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Elementary School in Buffalo Grove, Illinois. I am working with  Laura Newcomer’s 5th grade Skills Block (Enrichment) class.  The students have begun an exciting new novel/book study unit and reading my children’ book, Princess Shayna’s Invisible Visible Gift. As the…

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Classroom teacher’s and home school parents, now you can reignite your teaching and reengage your students with my newly published Teacher’s Activity Guide for Princess Shayna’s Invisible Gift. Create more cooperation,  harmony, critical thinking, and creative problem solving  in your classroom by creating a Kingdom of Kindness! Discover a solid foundation of life-long communication skills…

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1, 2, 3, GO! Only 3 more days until the premier performance of The Invisible Visible Gift musical production! To help the actors prepare for their roles and answer the many questions people have asked me over the years, I have added a new website page with an engaging and extensive back-story to answer those…

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