Inspired by life & Dedicated to my Charlie Bear
My foray into writing children’s picture books began with a series of stories for my son Charlie following some big changes in his life beginning with 2 moves and the loss of his dog, Leila. Some stories are of a lighter nature (friendship, family) and some stories tackle more complex topics (loss, prejudice). Charlie and Leila were the best of friends. Their bond was early, and it was fierce! He has missed her immensely since her passing in September of 2016, and he has recently expressed distress over beginning to forget her. I hope to keep her memory alive for him in these stories and ease some of his anxiety.