Super Max and the Math Menace
A book about finding the super in you to overcome anxiety when the unexpected happens.
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, but can she make it to save the day and help her friends pass the math test?
Nearly 40% of children struggle with test anxiety. It’s this anxiety that prevents them from performing their best and can have longer effects of behavior, self-esteem, and avoidance of school. Experiencing test anxiety as a child was difficult, but watching my daughter experience these symptoms influenced me to write Super Max and the Math Menace.
Super Max helps children realize their true inner power to dig deep and pull the super in themselves out to conquer fear over test anxiety and take children and parents on an adventure of superhero discovery and the ability to help others overcome fears.
Dino Deegan and the Unpleasant Class
A wonderfully rhymed book about true friendship and its ability to take down bullying one act of kindness at a time.
Days at school are tough for Dino Deegan. Being included at recess is his dream, but his claws are so big that they get in the way. On top of that…Dino Deegan is made fun of for them.
But wait! There’s a new kid in class. She introduces herself to Deegan as Cass. Friendship sparks fly as they become immediate friends, but the classroom bullies have a different plan in mind and try to deter Cass from being Dino Deegan’s friend.
What will Cass do?
Will she follow the bullies and stop being Dino Deegan’s friend? Or will she stand up for her new friend and help the bullies see the error in their ways?
Join Dino Deegan and Cass on a transformative adventure, written in magically rhymed verse, with diverse characters and astounding illustrations. This book was created to help children understand that true friendship is key and taking down bullies one act of kindness is possible.
Super Max’s Hero Surprise
A heartwarming story about a military child separated from a loved one by deployment, and the love between them that holds no distance.
Deployment (definition): Any movement from a military personnel’s home station to somewhere outside the continental U.S. and its territories (source: Dept. of Veterans Affairs).
One day, during a class assembly, Max gets some strong “Super Max” vibes. A special visitor has arrived at the school, and all eyes are now staring at Max. Why is everyone looking at her, and who is the special visitor to the assembly?
Is this special visitor a brother? Cousin? Uncle? Father? Join Max as she discovers who this surprise visitor is, and why they are setting off her “Super Max” vibes.
Written in rhyme, Super Max’s Hero Surprise will take readers on an emotional journey as it captures the strength of family ties, the emotions of living through deployment separation, and the joyous feeling of re-connection.
Gilly Ghost Loves Scaring the Most
A magically illustrated rhyme book about learning boundaries through friendship
Scaring Trick-O-Treaters is a skill Gilly has mastered. He even scares his friends when it’s not Halloween, and sometimes that makes them sad.
One day, Gilly’s scaring becomes too much for Maddy Mummy, Wanda Witch, Skel’ton Steve, Franky Stein, and Zombie Zane, and they decided to confront him.
Is this confrontation between friends going to leave Gilly a spooky wreck? Can Gilly realize the errors in his ways and do better? Or will Gilly ignore his friend’s plea and keep scaring like the ghoul he is?
Gilly Ghost Loves Scaring the Most teaches children the concept of boundaries, and how it’s important to establish and understand them. This book will be a wonderful addition to households and classrooms who are learning boundaries between friends and family.
Super Max’s Ultimate Try
Being the new kid has challenges. Can Max handle the pressure of being the newest member on the team in a sport she’s never played?
Max wants to play the sport of Rugby, but fear grips her when she suddenly feels she’ll struggle to pick up the skills needed to do well.
Will she be able to tackle, scrum, and kick as good as the other kids on the team? Is Max’s coach, teammates, and family’s support enough to help her reach her full potential and succeed at this new and unfamiliar sport?
Or will her fears get the best of her, causing Max to give up? Written in rhyme, this book will teach children the power of digging deep and finding the super in you to overcome fears and doubts.
Young Adult Books
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 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?