I write children’s books because I love telling stories, especially to children. I love the looks of wonder and delight as they experience and become part of each adventure. I love children, and entertaining them. I love writing and creating imaginary worlds.
Writing children’s books enables me to bring together so many things I love, and I believe with so much love going into each story, young children–and hopefully children of all ages–will experience love every time they read them.
Through the characters and imaginary worlds I create, I hope to help children have a better understanding of the feelings they experience such as fear, sadness, and anger, and to help them to understand that such feelings are normal, to give them hope, and to help them to work through and discover positive ways to deal with them. I write to help children of all ages feel better about themselves and the gifts they can give to the world.
I believe that if children truly take these messages to heart early in their lives that it can have a profoundly positive impact on them and on the world.
I’d love to have children of all ages who read my books experience that same wonderful feeling that one gets from a big warm hug from a dear friend and/or favorite Teddy Bear.
Russ, you have such a beautiful heart!
As do you, my friend. Thank you for your kind comment, Ute.
I’m right there with you, Russ! I do it for the same reasons!
Glad to hear it, Andrea. By the way, I’d love to get more of a taste of your children’s books in at least some of your blog post–or do you have a separate blog for that? I feel as though I’m getting to know you but not your books. I’m not fond of buying books that I haven’t had the chance to get at least a little better glimpse of than that which is offered by Amazon.com. If I–and perhaps others–got a better taste of what your books have to offer, I’ll bet I’d be more inclined to buy one or more of them. After all, I’m beginning to get to know the author. ;-D!