"My books help you share your heart and connect with those you love.” xo, M.

”Marianne‘s creations inspire and empower parents; provide foundation for the growth of attachment, respect and love within a family; and give words to the tender feelings and thoughts parents have towards their little ones.” — Rina, Parent Educator, Mindful Beginnings

Hi, I'm Marianne.

USA Today bestselling author and artist Marianne Richmond has been crafting the language of connection for three decades through her books that offer messages of love, belonging and encouragement to children of all ages. With more than eight million copies sold, she writes for the “unique everybody.” Says Marianne, "Our stories are different, and our feelings a lot the same."

Inspired by her own childhood journey with epilepsy, Marianne is passionate about helping kids of all ages feel seen and loved and encouraging people to nurture their brightest and bravest selves. Her biggest hope is that her work is a bridge to the message of your own heart!

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Thanks for visting! My greatest joy is when my stories become a part of yours. xo, Marianne