I am a children’s author and my passion is writing stories for children and also reading those stories to children.
I visit schools and organizations including hospitals who work with children. I love speaking with children and helping them to express more easily those times when they feel anxious, nervous, scared or sad.
My books do the same thing, and I am so happy when someone buys one of my books for their children, or grandparents buy them for their grandchildren.
My mission is to have my books in the hands and homes of children and schools around the world! And I invite you to join me by supporting my GoFundMe Initiative!
My first book, Bellyflies, was born out of tragedy, but from that book has emerged so many amazing stories from parents who tell me their children are learning new ways to cope with those moment of anxiety, fear, uncertainty. Children are saying, “Mommy, I have Bellyflies!” I’m told this book has even been used by a Therapist helping children walk through the separation of parents who are away from home for long periods due to work or duty.
That’s why this site exists! I believe it is my life’s work to write stories for children that help them step through the tough times in life and do so with skills that help them cope a little easier.
The loss of a child is never something a parent ever expects to face, but when a friend’s son was taken far too soon, the grief that I witnessed the family struggled with was heartbreaking. I wanted to reach out and make a difference and that’s when my first book, Bellyflies, was born. I wanted children to have a way to talk about those uncomfortable and scary feelings that can sometimes overtake them. But now, they have a way to express those feelings and parents are finding Bellyflies is becoming a favorite read for their children.
When the Bellyflies in your tummy make you feel different, Yumyum can help!
If someone isn't nice, Yumyum is always just a story away to help you out.
Yumyum loves to make you laugh and he'll do his best to put a smile on your face!
When you want to explore the world around you, one of the best places to begin is right where you are!
Nothing helps you imagine more than going on an adventure with Yumyum! Stretch your imagination!
We always have so much fun while spending time with Yumyum!
Our best selling titles thanks to the many moms, dads, grandparents and children who have told us so! Follow Yumyum’s adventures and then have some adventures of your very own! More great titles coming soon!
At Twinkling Lynx we’re always looking for ways for children to get their very own copies of our books! We are so excited every time someone donates to our GoFundMe page!
If you would like to help us reach our goal we would be so grateful!
The act of teen suicide has touched my friend’s world and has therefore touched me and so many others. Helplessness and devastation brought forth my first book “Bellyflies” in the hopes that the tricks included in the story could help children overcome anxiety.
My wish is that these techniques are so instilled in our children that as they go through the hard stages of life these skills will be as natural as breathing.
My next book, “Gonna Build A Boat” encourages self-love, compassion and acceptance of self and others, working together with pride and love. This book is now available in both English and Spanish.
After being in Costa Rica, having friends in South Africa, New Zealand, Guatemala throughout the US and Canada and donating books to all these places, I have come to realize the effect my books have on children and on the adults in their lives.
A group of us will be going to Guatemala in October 2019 and I will be bringing as many books as possible for schools and families there.
I will continue to donate my books and send them to other kiddos in need. Your donation is so appreciated and it fills my heart to see the smiles of which you are a huge part.
Any amount that is donated will go a long way in helping put my books into the hands and homes of children around the world.
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
© Copyright Twinkling Lynx. All rights reserved
Hamilton, ON, Canada