June 10, 2019
Julie Hornok is not just the author of this book, she is also the parent of a child with Autism. She is an Autism Advocate that has dedicated her life to helping others. When her daughter, Lizzie, was diagnosed with autism at the age of two, Julie Hornok jumped into researching and implementing a thirty-hours-a-week home therapy program. A few years later, as her daughter made good progress, Julie went through her videos and began a video blog (www.LizzieHornok.Blogspot.com) showing Lizzie’s progress to encourage others.
As a result of the video blog, Julie became the go-to mom for helping parents with a new autism diagnosis and was honored to accept a position on the board of the National Autism Association of North Texas. She was also asked to blog for AutismSpot. Blogging regularly enabled her to encourage and help thousands across the globe through humorous, heartfelt stories about Lizzie and videos showing the therapies she was using to help her daughter progress.
Through AutismSpot, Julie discovered her love for writing. She has published short stories in multiple Chicken Soup for the Soul books, and her work has also appeared in Scary Mommy, Parenting Special Needs Magazine, Autism Parenting Magazine, The Mighty, That’s Inappropriate and many more. Her first book, United in Autism: Finding Strength Inside the Spectrum released in October 2018.
In this podcast, Julie discusses her own journey of her daughter's diagnosis with Autism and shares her experience of writing the book. Don't miss this special podcast!
For more information about Julie, visit her website at Juliehornok.com.
June 3, 2019
Today I will be interviewing Denise Barry, an award winning children’s book author and inspirational writer. She is here to talk about her new book, Tooth Fairy, you have some explaining to do! Her other books include What does the Tooth Fairy Do with our teeth? And Soap on a Rope. She maintains a blog called Raisin’ Kids, for parents who wish to raise children who become adults, not adult children. For more on Denise Barry and her books, visit her website at denisebarry.net.
May 28, 2019
Today I will be interviewing Maria Dismondy children’s book author, speaker and CEO of Cardinal Rule Press. I have had the pleasure of learning from Maria as my mentor when my children’s books were released last year. Maria has penned ten books featuring topics ranging from anti-bullying to overcoming adversity to handling friendship trials and tribulations and beyond. Her books are read in classrooms and homes around the world. Maria is dedicated to empowering children, educators and parents through public speaking engagements across the United States. Maria is the founder & CEO of Cardinal Rule Press, a traditional publishing house producing high-quality children’s literature that focuses on realistic fiction picture books that make a difference while reflecting modern-day diversity.
Don’t forget to check out Maria’s website at mariadismondy.com
May 20, 2019
In this podcast, I interview author and storyteller Alexis Glaze. Koning the Lion is a story full of valuable lessons about gaining independence and learning that there is no place like home! This book tells the story of young lion who wants to explore the land beyond his father's kingdom. This book, which takes place in the Kalahari Desert begins with the introduction of Koning who was the son of the king of the kingdom. Koning loved exploring the kingdom with his father but longed to seek great adventures without his father.
Alexis Glaze is not only an author of Koning the Lion, she is also a children's pastor that is a wonderful storyteller. During our podcast, Alexis gives me and a sneak peak into various tips in how she developed her storytelling craft and how she modifies it in various ways for children with autism. She also talks about what inspired her to write this book and how she got it published.
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May 13, 2019
I am excited to be interviewing Toni Buzzeo, author of 26 picture books and 11 books for teachers and librarians. Toni has a wealth of knowledge on her website including teachers guides, lesson plans and much more! It’s an excellent resource for teachers, therapists, librarians and parents.
To read more about Toni and her books, go to her website here.
Toni is here today talking about her new book, When Sue Found Sue.
WHEN SUE FOUND SUE tells the story of Sue, a shy, yet curious child who was born to find things. In 1990, Sue made the biggest discovery of her life: the largest (42 feet long!) and most complete T. rex skeleton ever found. Her story is especially timely as Sue the T. rex debuted in a brand-new gallery at the Field Museum of Natural History.
May 6, 2019
Do you have a daughter with ADHD? This interview with Alyson Gerber is a very special interview about her book, Focused and tips for parents as well as young girls with ADHD. Alyson speaks candidly about what inspired her to write her book and how her experiences shaped her writing career. To learn more about Alyson Gerber and her book, check out my review here. To learn more about Alyson Gerber, check out her website here.
April 18, 2019
In this podcast, I will be interviewing my friend and colleague, Laura Jienke, president of Kayle Concepts. With the increase in technology devices saturating the market, Kayle Concepts recognized that children’s playtime was being replaced by device. Laura wanted to create an inseparable, huggable plush best friend that can also connect to devices.
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April 6, 2019
Welcome to the first episode!