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Time to find the time: Questions to inspire your own Legacy Letter

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Time to find the time: Questions to inspire your own Legacy Letter

When I was 26 years old — pre e-mail (what??), I wrote my dad an 8-page snail mail letter. It started like this, "Dear Dad, I've been meaning to write this letter for quite some time, and in the "rush rush" of everyday, I just never found that chunk of time. Until today." I went on to explain that while I "knew" him, I didn't really know him. "And so forgive me," I wrote, "but I think this letter is going to be a zillion questions to try to find out what your life was like pre-Marianne that contributed to the kind of...

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Words from a Wish Come True

Adoption Children's Books Connection Marianne Richmond books

Words from a Wish Come True

Dear Marianne Richmond,  A few years ago, my parents told me news that would forever change my life. I was only about 2-3 years old when they told me. They sat me down on the couch and told me that I, was adopted. They explained everything. They explained what it meant, how it happened, and everything else. I was very confused. Lots of feelings all at once filled me. Then, they sat me down on a couch and read me I Wished For You. The book helped me see through all the bad parts, your book helped me see that even though there was...

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Everyday Brave: Our Brave Little Brother

My name is Molly Doyle, and I am the mother of two dark-haired baby boys: Grady is 2 years old and Garrett is 3 months old. Their blonde-haired cousin Leyton, who's close to 3-1/2 years old, is my older sister Bridie's son. These boys are blessed to have Gigi, my mother, Amy, who spoils them with children’s books for every holiday, birthday, or just-because. Recently, Gigi picked up copies of “Be Brave Little One” for the grandbabies, and honestly, she didn't even open them before purchasing. She just knew they'd be a great addition to their collection.  The final member...

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Be Brave Little One Activity Kit!

Author Bravery Children's Books Marianne Richmond books The Heart's Journey

Be Brave Little One Activity Kit!

In prep for my upcoming book tour (schedule on my home page), Sourcebooks and I put together a Be Brave Little One activity kit to “start a conversation about bravery in your  classroom, library or home.” You can download it here.  And if you want to pick up a copy of the book, you will can find it right now in store at Barnes and Noble as well as www.bn.com.  It's also available at many independent bookstore — find yours here —  as well as through amazon.com.  I was featured this month in Sourcebook’s Wonderland newsletter, answering Three Impossible Questions Before...

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Be Brave Little One -- my NEW BOOk is born!

Author Bravery Children's Books Connection Courage Publishing The Heart's Journey

Happy Book Birthday to my newest book -- Be Brave Little One! TODAY, August 1, is the “official” publication date, the day when it is AVAILABLE here and here and here.  Sounds like a big deal, yes??   It is. This book is the culmination of hours and hours of thinking, writing, concepting, drawing, painting, designing, printing.   And for me, finally figuring out how to give voice to the journey of courage we all walk. It’s the message I’ve been wanting to put into the world for such a long time but didn't quite know how until a conversation last year with my...

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