It still feels like such a pinch-me moment when I share about my very own childrens book. “AnneMarie’s Make-Believe,” now available on Amazon!
The journey of telling AnneMarie’s story was inspired by my daughters. Its a way for me to bring kindness and encouragement to little one’s bookshelves everywhere. It’s truly a story from my heart to yours!
Like most little girls and boys, AnneMarie struggles to be brave. AnneMarie struggles to put herself out there because she made fun of at school. Join AnneMarie and her furry friends as they journey to the world of Make-Believe. Learning an important lesson in kindness and conquering one’s fears.
Years ago, as a children’s art teacher, I was able to nurture my passion of fostering creativity and imagination in children — even before those years I dreamed of writing a childrens book of my own. I am truly so blown away and grateful that this dream that has now become a reality!
Being a mother to four amazing kiddos, reading and books have been an huge part of our home and life. It’s really some of our most treasured time together. I’ve always had a stirring in my heart to write a children’s book of my own, and this story has been growing within me for years.
I am a big believer that we can build confidence and encourage imagination through reading stories with positive messages. It’s the reason I pour my heart and soul into crafting a story that entertains and also inspires young readers.
My childrens book, “AnneMarie’s Make-Believe,” is filled with sweet details that are a nod to our family and home life. The childrens book illustrations include imagery from my grandma’s antique blue stove to our kids’ beautiful backyard playhouse, every page is a reflection of the love and joy that fills our home, even the children’s book cover has the feeling of our family!
I poured intention into every aspect of this book. AnneMarie’s name is a blend of all my girls’ names: Ainsleigh, Apple, and Adelaide. I love incorporating details like this in children’s book characters. Her appearance mirrors that of my beloved daughters. It’s a tribute to the beauty and strength I see in them every day — illustrated through the children’s book illustrations characters. My own passion for art finds its way into the book’s illustrations. I love adding an extra layer of personal touch and creativity.
Inspired by my affirmation cards, which emphasize the power of our words. In “AnneMarie’s Make-Believe,” young readers will discover the magic that words hold. Therefore they learn how they can shape a world filled with kindness, imagination, and confidence.
My hope is that “AnneMarie’s Make-Believe” becomes a cherished addition to your family’s reading time. I want it to be a story that encourages imagination, boosts confidence, and spreads kindness in the hearts of your little ones.
You can find “AnneMarie’s Make-Believe” on Amazon (also a great children’s bookstore one stop shop for childrens book storage!), ready to embark on a journey of whimsy, creativity, and love. It’s a story that reflects the magic of our everyday lives, the power of positivity, and the beauty of imagination.