Member since: June 27, 2012
I am the creator of the "Sock n Boots" children's book series. After finding out that I had a niece on the way, I was inspired to write stories that teach life lessons and create opportunities for parent/child bonding.
I am an avid reader whose growing years were spent with my nose in a book. These days I enjoy writing poetry, crafting new adventures for "Sock n Boots" and introducing my young nieces and nephews to the joy of reading.
I truly credit my parents with sparking our minds early on. My brother and I were both early readers, before there were Nintendos and PlayStations and X-Boxes…and it ignited a creative and adventurous spirit in both of us.
My goal is to inspire young minds and open the doors to expression through reading.
Thus far the results have been the creation of two loveable pieces of footwear (Sock and his best friend Boots) as the main characters in a new children's book series "Sock n Boots.”
The inspiration from the new additions to my life has motivated me to see that all young minds are stimulated and motivated by expression.
Thus far the Sock n Boots stories have reached over 25 different countries via the ipad/ipod.
The intimate experience of reading yields important lessons about behavior, feelings, and the enduring bonds of relationships. It's a gift for time-challenged parents who may feel guilty about missing special moments with their kids. Snuggle together before lights-out or schedule a Sunday morning reading hour, and you rekindle emotional closeness as well as impart important lessons, ease difficult transitions, heal personal pain, and celebrate family life.
Each "Sock n Boots" story begins with a question…then through the antics of the characters, the answer to the question is presented during the story. At the close of the story, the question is posed again, which opens the way for discussion between parent and child. It opens the way for the child to express themselves in answering the question presented.
The book’s format has proven to be successful. I conducted a 20 family reading session. Children not only took to the new characters but the lessons from the stories were well received and easily recalled.
What lessons do the stories teach? "Sock n Boots" teaches children that there’s no need to fear the supposed monsters in their closets at bedtime, what to do should a flock of ravenous birds helps themselves to a friend’s lunch and why choosing a safe place to play is the only way to play. Through the curious antics of their favorite footwear-Sock and Boots, parents and children will see the pair get into (and out of) trouble, and the series' fun rhyming scheme and interactive nature will pave the way to a deeper, fuller relationship between parent and child.
I am now looking to expand and introduce more people to the characters by creating an international online store to sell t-shirts featuring the characters as well as plush toy replicas of the characters and other fun gifts.
The Sock n Boots adventure is just beginning and I hope you will join me on this journey!