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Training for Susan Cain’s Quiet Schools Ambassador Program

May 20, 2016

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I am profoundly excited to announce that I will begin training to be a Quiet Ambassador for Susan Cain’s Quiet Schools Network in June! This program has a mission statement that (...)

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Helping Kids Live with Purpose

May 16, 2016

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In my work empowering kids to live with purpose, some of the concerns I hear most from kids is that they don’t have any idea what their purposes or gifts (...)

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The Importance of Sensitive Children

Apr 22, 2016

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Yesterday, while admiring pelicans on the beach, the wonderfully talented young adult author and my beloved friend, Amy Mair, educated me on effects of DDT on San Diego’s pelicans in the 70s. (...)

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Children on Autism Spectrum Overturn Commonly Held Misconceptions about the Disorder through Kindness

Apr 2, 2016

Jared and sister Destiny collect food for Got Your Back San Diego.

I would love to see this month honor those on the spectrum rather than focus exclusively on their challenges. All humans have challenges, and all humans have gifts. The autistic population (...)

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We Have the Land for the New Kids for Peace School of Kenya!

Mar 15, 2016

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Last May, I went to Kenya with Kids for Peace to shoot video of a young child, Magi, to be shown in schools during this year’s Great Kindness Challenge to raise (...)

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Captain Book Treasure Chest Literacy Program

Feb 25, 2016

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Last week, I had the wonderful opportunity to celebrate Captain Book’s 100,000th book donation at the Encinitas Library with local children’s author, Sally Pla. Captain Book spreads the love of reading (...)

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Over 5 MILLION Kids Participate in The Great Kindness Challenge!

Feb 4, 2016

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Last week, The Great Kindness Challenge spread joy and kindness through schools all over the world in a huge way. Over 5 MILLION kids participated, breaking last year’s record of (...)

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The Great Kindness Challenge Is Two Weeks Away!

Jan 11, 2016

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As a children’s author, the primary goal of my work is to celebrate neurodiversity by empowering kids to use their superpowers for the greater good. One of the most exciting (...)

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Cozy, Holiday Cooking Class with no Hoopla!

Dec 13, 2015

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Our world has gotten so loud. Kid-friendly has come to mean chaotic, with each kid event louder, bigger, more stimulating than the last. Most kids don’t thrive under these conditions, (...)

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Michigan School Visit Tour: Celebrating Your Superpowers to Make the World a Better Place

Oct 20, 2015

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I had such a great time last week in Michigan on a school visit tour. Though never stated in the text, my Super Lexi chapter books are set in Michigan, where I (...)

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International Day of Peace with Unity for Orphans

Sep 25, 2015

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Last week, I visited an orphanage in Mexico with Unity 4 Orphans as my contribution to the United Nation’s International Day of Peace. I was a little reluctant to jump in on a (...)

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Peace Day Challenge!

Sep 11, 2015

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In cooperation with the United Nation’s International Day of Peace on September 21st, one my favorite nonprofits, Kids for Peace, is challenging all kids to do as many peaceful acts (...)

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My Work Is Featured in the Huffington Post!

Jul 27, 2015

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I am so excited to be featured in the Huffington Post! I poured my heart into this interview, in the hopes of spreading the message I want all kids to (...)

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A New Form of Storytelling in Kenya!

Jul 2, 2015

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I have so many exciting things to share, but perhaps the most exciting for me is my recent trip to Kenya. I had the pleasure of going there with Kids (...)

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Breaking the Guinness World Record!

Jun 18, 2015

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Last week I went to LA with the Kids for Peace Great Kindness Challenge team to help break the Guinness World Record for the largest handprint collage. During last year’s (...)

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School Visits: Empowering Kids through Voice

May 16, 2015

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One of my biggest goals as a kids’ author is empower kids to speak their truth. I try to do this thematically in my books. School visits give me the (...)

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Interview with Geek Club Books

Apr 16, 2015

Facing my fear of "staring eyeballs" the empower kids.

I’m thrilled to have had an opportunity to interview with Geek Club Books, whose goal is to profoundly change how the world views autism…one story at a time. As many (...)

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Super Lexi’s Top Secret Egg Nog French Toast Recipe

Nov 12, 2014

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This is an actual thing that happened: I got to eat eggnog French toast at a TV table and watch cartoons once. You can read all about it in Super (...)

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SUPER LEXI IS NOT A FAN OF CHRISTMAS Now Available!

Nov 4, 2014

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Woo Hoo! My chapter book SUPER LEXI IS NOT A FAN OF CHRISTMAS is now available! Click here to look inside! About the Book Lexi is not a fan of (...)

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SUPER LEXI IS NOT A FAN OF CHRISTMAS Available Tomorrow!

Nov 3, 2014

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SUPER LEXI IS NOT A FAN OF CHRISTMAS comes out tomorrow! What do you think Lexi’s asking for in this sneak peek? Click here to win a free copy on (...)

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