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Group

The Juarez twins were inseparable until Jade’s untimely death at the age of seventeen. And after being catapulted into a new and unfamiliar world, Group sessions become Jade’s key to progressing and finding peace. But one issue stands in her way—she can’t seem to remember any of the facts surrounding her death. Her journey to unravel these details meets her head-on as she experiences revelations about herself that she cannot fathom.

At the same time—in the living world—Pearl, who’s been left behind without her sister and best friend, spirals into an abyss of crushing grief and depression. Reluctantly attending a support group session, she meets a stranger who turns her world upside down and ignites a love within her that she has never felt before. But she wonders if that love is enough for her to heal. Can the bond between the two sisters survive the throes of death, grief, love, and everything in between? 

"Pain, loss, grief, is there any one way in which people react? No. Heather E Robyn's Group does a great job of portraying all the ways in which people can react to the loss of a loved one and the process through which each can recover. This book also delves into general mental health and red flags we can be looking for in loved ones who are going through traumatic times."
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Children’s Books

Super Max and the Math Menace 

It was a regular school day for the students of Room 23, until the math menace arrived disguised as a surprise test ready to ruin the day! Anxiety grips Max’s friends and chaos ensues because they feel unprepared to pass this test. But, Max has a little secret up her sleeve…she’s super! Super Max must help her friends overcome their test anxiety and take down the math menace one problem at a time. Will she make it in time to save the day and help her friends pass the math test?

"What a positive message to send kids about overcoming pressure and worry. This book is an inspiration to children that have trouble finding courage in overwhelming moments. Max put on her mask and mustered up bravery to overcome her fears. A great book for children to read right now that are needing to wear masks! ♡
Tina Marie Young
Author

Dino Deegan and the Unpleasant Class 

Dino Deegan would love to have friends, but his large claws make him a target for bullying, so he plays alone. One day a new student arrives. Her name is Cass and she is not scared of Dino Deegan’s claws. In an attempt to divert Cass, the classmates tell her Dino Deegan is not worth playing with but Cass isn’t having it. This story teaches kids to stick up for each other and the importance of true friendship to combat bullying.

"This is probably one of the best books we read in the last couple of months. And I’m not just saying that because of the main character being a dinosaur, the kids being very diverse, the rhymes flowing beautifully, or the illustrations being magnificent. What we loved most in fact was how the main character and the other kids in the book underwent a significant personal development that was visualised in the book through art (Spoiler: The dino starts out as being grey = mainly invisible to others, and turned colourful towards the end = having found a true friend and recognition for who he is). Overall, a great read that I’ll recommend to my sons’ preschool and school, respectively."
Dr. Jana Broecker
Author & Scientist

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I was born and raised in Southern California. If you’re wondering…yes, I say “dude” and “like” a lot, I map driving directions based on travel time rather than distance, I will never pass up having In-N-Out, and I drive a Jeep. I’m pretty Californian for the most part.

As an avid learner, I earned my Doctorate degree in Education and spent several years in Social Work helping foster youth and homeless veterans. I enjoy traveling with my family and exploring new activities. Raised a Chicago sports fan, I frequent baseball and hockey games when my teams are in town and I also try to catch some rugby when I can. My hair color changes frequently, but my love for the Chicago style pizza doesn’t (my dad is from Chicago if you’re still wondering about the Chicago interests). I thrive on knowing the most random of facts and utilize them to make small talk when I can.

I currently live in the Bay Area with my amazing teenage children, my fabulous boyfriend Matt, and our cuddle beast Husky, Echo.

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